You turn on the A/C on a hot day. And the house becomes cooler! The T.V. works. The coffeemaker. Your electric toothbrush. It’s a miracle! Yet the miracle of electricity is powered by carbon-based fuel sources (coal, oil and gas). The more electricity we use, the more fuel we burn. The more fuel we burn, the less we have — and more pollution enters our atmosphere.
By turning off electrical appliances when not in use, you save kilowatts of energy. You save dollars. And you save a bit of the planet at the same time. If every person in America – the world – saved a few kilowatts of energy daily, it would translate to a savings of many barrels of oil and many dollars in energy costs. And our atmosphere might just become a bit cleaner.
What can you do to help? Keep in mind the Renaissance Hombre’s trademark — JUST TURN IT OFF®.
● Shut down your computer and turn off the screen at the end of the day. Turn off the printer when not in use.
● Turn off unneeded lights and appliances in your home and office.
● Turn down the hot water heater when leaving for a weekend, a week or a month.
● Adjust temperature settings – 1° cooler in winter and 1° warmer in summer. And adjust settings up or down when on vacation. ● Use LED lighting or at least lower wattage on lighting. ● Unplug your phone chargers when not in use.
Our planet needs help. And each one of us – you/me – has an obligation to make the world a better place for those future generations. Those who have no voice today. Please. JUST TURN IT OFF. . . . . .