• Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.

  • Turn off small appliances such as coffee machines when not in use.

  • Turn off small fans and space heaters when not in use. Candle warmers should not be used in schools. 

  • Plug electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use-- TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.

  • Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your classroom or home.

  • Unplug your small refrigerators, microwaves and space heaters during the holiday breaks.  (Empty your refrigerators)

  • Drive sensibly; aggressive driving such as speeding, and rapid acceleration and braking wastes fuel.