Did you know that when most appliances are turned off, they still use electricity?  Save yourself some money on your electric bill, and lower your energy use by unplugging your electronics and appliances when not in use.  An easy way to do this is by using a powerstrip—this will allow you to cut off the power source to multiple plugs all at once.

Start with:

  • TV, DVD, Stereo
  • Cell phone charger
  • Computer
  • Toaster, Microwave


Why is it important to save energy?

  • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electricity is generated from burning fossil fuels, a non-renewable resource that produces CO2 when burned.  Excessive amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere are bad for health, and are a contributor to climate change.
  • To reduce air pollution. Burning fossil fuels to create electricity contributes to pollution in the air.
  • To save money. Making small changes in our electricity usage habits can cut down electricity bills significantly.

Look for more ways to save energy here, or in upcoming posts!

In the mean time, enjoy this video: (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYVPTXOl3Go)