Turn off lights when you’re done with them. Don’t waste resources by lighting an empty room—save energy and money!
Don’t leave doors to the outside open for longer than necessary. Hot and cool air escape quickly. Energy is a valuable resource, don’t let it get away!
Computers use energy. Don’t forget to power manage your technology equipment. Put inactive computers into sleep mode and completely shut down equipment at the end of the day.
Get on board with ENERGY STAR products. When shopping, look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR products use less energy than others.
For every light bulb that burns out, replace that old bulb with a CFL or even better: an LED!
Don’t waste water by leaving the faucet running when you brush your teeth. Do you know how many states are currently experiencing a severe drought? Wherever you live, remember that water is precious and takes energy to clean it, so don’t waste it!
Recycle! Don’t forget to put paper, plastic, glass and cans in the proper recycling containers. Never throw away what can be recycled! The more we reuse things, the less we damage our planet.
Use both sides of a piece of paper before throwing it away. It takes energy to make paper, so don’t waste it!
Limit your transportation needs by carefully planning your route to school, shopping and errands. Instead of using the car, take the bus, ride a bike or get some extra exercise and walk. Remember, vehicles burn fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming. The less we use, the better it is for the planet.
Pick up litter. We want to keep our planet beautiful, clean and green!
Here are some helpful links for more conservation activities:
Join in as a family or school group on September 12-14.