Conserving Energy in Savannah

So you hate junk mail, prefer to ride with a buddy to work and love a good veggie meal? Good news. Mother nature would like to thank you – you’re helping to save energy. In fact, there are even more things (simple things) you can do to reduce the amount of energy you use. With these helpful tips, you can significantly reduce your individual footprint.

Saving Energy Starts at Home
Remember what Mom said: if you’re not using it, turn it off. Turns out Mom was right. If you’re done watching TV, turn it off because this not only can save your electricity bill, it can help reduce energy. When shopping for new windows or appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label – this will cut down on the amount of energy you use, too. Insulating your home properly and using caulk around windows and doors will help keep the temperature of your home from escaping outdoors and saving energy in the long run.

Savin’ 9 to 5: Cutting Down on Energy at Work
Running out for lunch? Turn off the lights in your work area and shut down your computer – no need to waste energy when you’re not using it. Don’t leave your pal a post-it – just send them an email to cut down on waste. Instead of printing everything, try saving it to your computer.

On the Road Again: Even More Ways to Save Energy
Even if you can’t yet afford a hybrid car, look for one with great gas mileage. Keep your oil changed and your car running efficiently to save on energy. And watch your driving! By accelerating more slowly and driving the speed limit, you’re saving gas and cutting down on emissions. Better yet, ride with a friend to work. You’ll not only catch up on the latest office gossip, you’ll save energy, too!

Remembering the Three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle
You probably remember this from grade school: reduce, reuse, recycle. Well, your teacher was right! By remembering the three R’s, you can cut down on the need for landfills. So reuse that grocery bag, take a shorter shower. Empower yourself by helping to save energy.