Are You Ready to Unplug?

"save energy"Last July, we wrote a small note on our Facebook page about ” What You Don’t Know About Papers. ” The stats written there left me utterly… disgusted. How can we still turn a blind eye on what’s happening to our environment today? For example, did you know that if all our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year? And who needs newspaper these days? There are plenty of paperless ways of getting the scoop without cutting down all those trees.


Then, just this month, as I was doing a research on going green, I found a call made by Power IT Down to sign up and make a difference. On August 27, businesses are asked to proactively turn off computers, monitors, printers, or any electronic device not in use when people leave from work, saving energy in the process. A simple act, when done in numbers, can really make a huge difference. So, the question is: Are you up to this challenge?

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So far, 3259 have already signed up as I am writing this post today. I can only wish that the numbers will go up. Turning the power off is not a hard thing to do and I hope that in the future, people will turn this habit into a good practice – that doesn’t need constant reminders. Sometimes, you can wonder if people have gone a bit lazy these days or they just have a lot going on inside their heads that they forget to switch the power off.

Think about this: By unplugging one appliance not in use will save about 1,000 lbs of CO2 emissions, saving you 20 bucks a year. Now, do the math.

For more information on how your business can help make a difference, please visit:

www.poweritdown.org

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One Response to “Are You Ready to Unplug?”

  1. anubhav kapoor says:

    This is perhaps the simplest and yet, the most underestimated way of graduating towards a greener living. It is about unplugging everything and at anytime we are not using things that are powered or fueled. However, this can have a very limited impact unless everyone starts contributing on a sustained basis…an easy way to be Green in the real sense.

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