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Earth Hour 2015

Tips on how to spend Earth Hour:
Play a board game under candle light
Have a fondue dinner
Take a moonlight walk
Use this hour to look at your home energy use and switch to Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, turn the heat down, install tap aerators etc.

Energy Saving Tips

Many electronic devices use power even when not in use, commonly referred to as "phantom power". Plug several of your electronic devices on the same power bar and turn it off when not in use.

Common appliances that use phantom power include:

  • Cell phone chargers
  • Computers
  • TVs
  • Microwaves

Washing Machine - Wash in Cold, water heating accounts for 90% of the energy used.
Electric clothes dryer - Hang your clothes to dry whenever possible a dryer typically uses the most electricity of any appliance (after the refrigerator).

Lowering the thermostat at bedtime and while you are away can reduce you energy bill by 10% or more without affecting your comfort.

Hot water can account for as much s 25% of a households total energy costs.
Limit showers to five minutes or less and use a low flow shower head.

For more information visit

Sustainability Services
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops BC V2C 6V3
ph 250-828 3461
fx 250-828-3790

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