Energy Tips for Kids
Energy conservation tips to share with your family
⦁ Turn off lights and appliances when you leave a room--including computers or video game consoles.
⦁ Replace ordinary incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Shown here:
⦁ Use room air conditioners only when you are at home.
⦁ Use the microwave or toaster oven instead of the big oven whenever possible.
⦁ Turn off the oven right after food is cooked.
⦁ Close curtains and blinds to keep out the sun on hot days. Open them up in winter to add warmth.
Easy ways to conserve water
⦁ Take 5 minute showers. Get wet. Turn of the water and lather up. Then rinse off. Save more than 5-10 gallons of water a day!
⦁ Catch some of the shower water in a bucket to flush the toilet. If you are waiting for the water to warm up, catch it in a bucket to flush the toilet or water house plants. Save more than 1-2 gallons!
⦁ Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. Save 4-10 gallons a day!
⦁ Make it a full load. Only run the washing machine or dishwasher when full. You can save energy too by drying the clothes on a clothes line!
⦁ Make sure your parents check faucets and pipes for leaks. A small leak can waste 20 gallons a day!
⦁ Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge. Running water and waiting until it cools down is wasteful.
⦁ Water plants when it's cooler. Watering in the early morning is best.
⦁ Never touch broken electrical cords or ones that have wire showing.