Simple Ways to Save Your Health, Money, and Planet: Tip 10

August 7, 2017
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Claudia Sisomphou
Claudia Sisomphou

Part 10 of a 10 Part Series
See Tip 12345678, and 9

It's easy to talk about the importance of remembering to turn off the lights whenever they are not being used, but it's also just as easy to leave them on anyway. Whether it's because you don't want to come home to a dark house, or you like to leave that light on in the hallway when you go to bed, or that light in the kitchen that never goes off on even when it's 3pm in the afternoon, we all know how convenient lighting is and how reliant on it we are when it comes to our environment. However, leaving those lights on not only adds up on your bill at the end of the month, but it also wastes a lot of our Earth's dwindling resources. We are very disconnected from the sources and generation of the electricity that we take for granted every day. Until we switch to renewables, most of our energy and electricity still come from the burning of fossil fuels. Every time we flip on a light switch or plug in our phones to charge, we are using resources that continue to deplete more and more each day. By taking the initiative to turn off your lights and unplug cords from outlets whenever they are not being used, you will save both your money and the resources that will come in handy when you really need them.


Check out this cool infographic for Tip 10.

  • If you are sitting in one room, make sure that every other room has the lights turned off.

  • When you leave your house make sure the TV, computer, and lights are all off.

  • Unplug cords, such as your phone charger and microwave, when you aren't using them.

  • This may seem like a fairly obvious thing to do, but often we leave unnecessary lights on at home. Though it is a simple habit to fix, your extra effort could save you money on your next energy bill.