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Twelve Simple Actions

Change a bulb Compact fluorescent bulbs use 60-75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs Turn it down

  • Set the hot water heater to 120°F
  • Use cold water to wash your clothes
  • A programmable thermostat set back 5°F for eight hours a day will reduce your heating bill 5-10%

Turn it off

  • Lights when you leave a room
  • Your car when idling
  • Computers at night and on weekends

Other COOL tips:

  • Sign up for green power
  • Choose a car with good gas mileage, and keep it tuned
  • Walk, bike, and use public transportation when possible
  • Purchase energy efficient appliances
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle