10 easy things you can do for Earth Day

  1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
  2. Unplug rechargeable devices such as cell phone chargers, digital cameras, etc., even though these devices are in standby mode.
  3. Plug TVs, DVD players, electronics, and computer equipment into power strips and turn off at night or when you leave to avoid the phantom/vampire power that is constantly lost.    Also, screen savers fo NOT reduce energy use by monitors – switching to sleep mode or manually turning off monitors is always the better energy-saving strategy.
  4. Switch out incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFLs) which us 75% less energy or light emitting diodes (LEDs) which use 90% less energy.
  5. Open the windows for some fresh air when the weather is pleasant instead of running the mechanical heating or cooling system – better for your health too.
  6. Turn off the energy-hogging heated dry cycle on your dishwasher.
  7. Walk or bike to where you need to go. Or just to enjoy the outdoors. Pick up trash while you are at it.
  8. Do you really need to print that document? If so use back side of scratch paper or double side you printing.
  9. Bring that reusable coffee mug and water bottle instead of throwing away one each time.
  10. Celebrate green reads via a display of books or online web site of resources and sustainable information.

(from Greenstrides and 100 Ways to Make Your Library a Little Greener)

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