Leaving two lights on through the night represents over 1/2 ton of carbon per
Ensure lights and devices
with phantom electric draw are off when they
arenít being used. This means you should
unplug your cell phone charger, TV and other electronics from the wall when
you are not using them.
Buy energy efficient
appliances with the "Energy Star" label. Not all manufacturers who
qualify have an 'Energy Star' certification. Our Sundanzer fridge hasn't
been rated under 'Energy Star' but it uses 1/4 the power of 'Energy Star'
Wash your dishes in a
full dishwasher. You'll use less hot water and energy in total.
Wash your clothes in a
full washing machine. Wash in cold water, the cost of the hot water
is fully 4X the cost of electricity to washing your clothes.
Use a laundry line to dry
If you're going to leave
your computer for a short while put it into standby or sleep mode if you're
leaving it for a longer period of time.
Before turning up the heat
or the A/C down think about changing your clothes, add a sweater or wear a
lighter outfit to suit the temperature.
Replacing a standard
incandescent 100W bulb with a compact fluorescent of equivalent light will
save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide and will save you from $51-$67 in electric
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