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What is Earth Hour?

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Why use CFL's

Question What is Earth Hour?

  • Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

Question How can I save energy while using a computer?

  • According to Energy Star, turning off 1,000 computer monitors will save 200,000 kWh per year. Setting your computer to sleep mode reduces energy consumption by at least 87%. To further reduce your computer’s energy consumption, turn it off when not in use; enable the Power Management feature; and don’t use a screen saver.

    EPA recommends setting computers to enter system standby or hibernate after 30 to 60 minutes of inactivity. You can save up to $75 or more per computer by activating system standby or hibernate features. To save even more, set monitors to enter sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity; the lower the setting, the more energy is saved.

    If you’re in the market for a new computer, consider a laptop, which consumes about 75% less energy, and look for Energy Star 5 and EPEAT gold ratings.

Question Why use CFL's

  • Reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds by replacing one 60-watt incandescent bulb with one compact fluorescent bulb. Energy Star compact fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy than standard bulbs, produce 75% less heat, and last up to 10 times longer.

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