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Become part of the 'Green Army' and reduce your use

February 19, 2010

Turn off lights this week and report your energy-saving actions to earn green prizes! Here are various tips and ideas for Green Warriors like you who want to conserve light electricity.

Did you know?

Did you know that on average, residential lighting consumption in the US is about 215 billion kWh a year, equal to about 15 percent of all residential electricity consumption? Did you know that most of this electricity could be conserved by simple lifestyle changes? This week, Green Warriors are reducing their kWh usage by turning off lights where ever and whenever they can.

Turn off lights this week and report your energy-saving actions to earn green prizes!

Here are various tips and ideas for Green Warriors who’d like to conserve light electricity:

  • Make a habit of turning off light switches whenever you leave the room—even if it is only for a short time.
  • Open blinds and draw back curtains to allow natural light to illuminate your living quarters.
  • When watching TV or a movie, cut the lights for the movie theater feel.
  • Whenever you are doing a relaxed activity, keep the minimum amount of lamps or light switches on. Don’t worry—your eyes will adjust to a darker setting.
  • For those who live off-campus, use candles at nighttime instead of lamps and light switches to create mood lighting.
  • For those who are afraid of the dark, don’t fret. There are many things that you can do to help conserve electricity used by artificial light.
  • Whenever you pass a vacant room on campus with a light on, simply turn the light off.
  • Adjust your computer monitor settings to low light, and make sure the monitor is set to sleep after a certain period of time. Whenever you leave your computer for more than a few minutes, turn off the monitor.
  • Replace conventional light bulbs with Compact flueroescent lightbulbs. CFLs use about one-third the amount of electricity as regular bulbs.
  • Unplug appliances that are only used occasionally (i.e. toaster ovens, microwaves, blenders, food processors, etc.)


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