Let’s face it—there is a good chance you (and your family) is more “plugged in” than ever these days. Many adults are still working from home; many kids are still on virtual learning; it’s getting darker earlier; the weather is colder. We all need to do what we need to do, but when you do turn off your electronics for the day, take an extra step by unplugging them as well.
Even when electronics are turned off items like cell phone chargers, cable boxes, toys, toasters, and computers keep using energy. In fact, by committing to unplug your electronics it is estimated that you can save 1,000 pounds of CO2 per year. That’s like saving 50 gallons of gas!
A simple tip is to use a power strip—that way you can turn off more devices at once instead of having to unplug each one individually. Check out this piece from Treehugger.com to learn more about the potential money you can save as well.
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