Have you been wondering what you can do to help conserve energy? The Green Ribbon Pledge is a way to help you do just that. Conserving energy is one of the most important things we can do to be sure our future will be bright. We need to do everything we can to raise awareness about the need to end our dangerous dependence of fossil fuel consumption. All you need to do is go to
http://www.greenribbonpledge.com/pledge/index.html and wear your green ribbon. By doing this, you will show that you support conserving energy and it will also help spread the word to other who haven’t heard about this yet.
Now, you may be wondering what you can do to help save energy. Here are a few tips:
• Turn off lights in rooms that are not being used and also turn off those appliances and computers when they aren’t being used.
• Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
• Only wash full loads of dishes and laundry.
• Keep your blinds or curtains closed at night in the winter and during the day in the summer.
• Turn your thermostat in your home and office down at least one degree when heating and up one degree when you are cooling.
• Turn your water heater setting down to 120 F.
• Put an insulating blanket on your water heater.
• Install faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads to reduce water use and energy used for water heating.
• Insulate hot water pipes, especially at outlet from hot water heater.
• Call your electricity company and schedule an electricity audit for your home.
• Purchase green energy from renewable energy sources
• Take public transit or carpool to work and school.
• Keep your car tuned up by having your tires inflated and having regular oil changes.
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More fun facts:
• The average American could reduce his/her electric bill by up to 90 percent by using energy efficient technologies. (www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid195.php)
• A 2000 Department of Energy report concluded that energy efficient measures and renewable energy combined could meet 60 percent of projected U.S. requirements for new power plants between now and 2020. This would cause Americans to save billions of dollars and we would also be healthier.
• A 2001 study found that adopting a comprehensive set of policies for advancing energy efficiency could reduce projected U.S. energy by 33 percent by 2020 and, combined with policies to advance renewable energy, this could save consumer more than $500 billion. This would also create millions of new jobs and strengthen the economy.
U.S. Energy Consumption Information
• The average American uses 7.9 times as much energy as the average global citizen.
• 44 percent of residential energy consumption comes from Heating and Cooling.
Here at Jackson Systems, we truly care about our environment and want to do everything we can to conserve energy. If you have not heard about our newest product, The Green Zone, please check it out today. The Green Zone is a residential & light commercial zone control system that will conserve energy while equally heating or cooling the home or office.