EARTH HOUR TIPS

. . ."EARTH HOUR" IS A NEW TRADITION THAT ORIGINATED IN SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA A FEW YEARS AGO . . .NOW AT 8:30 PM (LOCAL TIME ALL OVER THE WORLD)SATURDAY MARCH 27TH,2010 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH WILL CELEBRATE THE OCCASION IN THEIR OWN WAY BUT WITH THE DETERMINATION THAT THE REDUCTION OF ELECTRICITY USE WILL PROMOTE AN AWARENESS OF HOW INTERCONNECTED THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT HAS ON THE WELL BEING OF THIS PLANETS ECO SYSTEM AND WHAT WE MUST DO IN ORDER TO PRESERVE ALL LIFE. . . . . . . . . .Energy use in the home

Turning off your lights is an effective and very visual way to immediately “reduce the juice” in your home, but lighting only accounts for an estimated 11% of household energy consumption. A far more effective way to reduce your home’s energy footprint is to turn down the heat, invest in power bars to eliminate “phantom load” from major electronic equipment, or wash clothes in cold water.

Energy consumption in the average Canadian home:

Heating and Cooling 45+%

Appliances 30%

Water heaters 13%

Lighting 11%

Making a real difference
.. . . . . . . .ENJOY EARTH HOUR . . .EVERYONE....

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