Turn off lights for Earth Hour, reduce energy use
|Fermilab will shut off all nonessential lights in Wilson Hall between 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, as part of Earth Hour.
Join Fermilab and thousands of organizations, businesses and individuals around the world and shut off lights in your office and home on Saturday between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Earth Hour, a global movement dedicated to delivering a powerful message about the need for action on global warming, will encourage an hour without light Saturday night.
Please remember that in Wilson Hall and some other buildings on site, all nonessential lights will shut off on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. If you need to work during that time, turn on necessary lights. Shut them off before you leave.
While shutting off lights for an hour makes a statement in support of the fight against global warming, you can continue to help the environment year round without living in constant darkness. Here are some tips for reducing energy and resource use at work and at home.
- Before leaving for the night, remember to power off your personal computer and any lights in your workspace.
- Unplug cell phone or laptop chargers when not in use.
- Print double sided to reduce paper consumption. When printing e-mails, print only the pages you need, or copy only the needed sections into a text document and print.
- Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs to help save money and reduce emissions. This type of bulb use 75 percent less energy than an equivalent incandescent bulb.
- Wash clothes on cold to save the energy required to heat water. If possible, dry clothes on a clothesline.
- Take quicker showers. By spending one minute less in the shower, you'll save both water and electricity.
- Turn off appliances, electronics and lights not in use. When you leave a room, turn off any electronic devices not currently in use.