- TURN OFF COMPUTER WHEN NOT IN USE A computer left on for 24 hours uses the same amount of energy as a 13W Compact Fluorescent light bulb left on for almost 10 days (Desktop with CRT monitor). Most people wouldn’t leave a light on for 10 days, so why does it make sense to not turn off a computer?
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Recycling light bulbs and batteries can reduce GHG. 70,000 ils of mercury are emitted into the environment by waste incinerator plants. The main source of mercury is due to improper disposal of light bulbs and batteries; both of which are recyclable.
- DID YOU KNOW? According to the EPA, a faucet that leaks one drop per second can waste 2,700 gallons of water per year.
Potential savings: $500 - $1,000 Each American commutes an average of about 32 miles each day, and a typical vehicle gets 23 miles per gallon (mpg). That comes out to about seven gallons of gas each week for commuting. With the price of gas (3.68 as of writing this article), that is just under $26 per week and about $1,300 per year. By sharing your ride with one person, you each save $650. Share with a car full of people and you save even more. You will also save money on car maintenance and extend the life of your vehicle.
Check out how you can recycle your lightbulbs with our Recycling Kit