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  • Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/20/2021 8:35 AM
    We're running out of time. Let's show the world that we care and start making better choices to protect our environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/18/2021 8:34 AM
    Telemarketing and Unwanted Mail | USAGov
    Go here to opt out of junk mail USPS, email spam and telemarketer calls.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Saving Settings
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Brenda Goertzen's avatar
    Brenda Goertzen 10/13/2021 6:49 AM
    So here at SRCI our IT department has the computers automatically set up to go into sleep mode to save on power.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

    Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/11/2021 8:12 AM
    Absolutely.  I need to ride a bike and insulate my house.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/08/2021 12:54 PM
    I can open my curtains to heat my house while it's a cool but sunny day.

  • Brenda Goertzen's avatar
    Brenda Goertzen 10/08/2021 9:51 AM
    I actually did this months ago.  I checked in with my power Provider and they offered a free kit of energy saving bulbs to replace the ones I had.  Check with your power company and see if they have the same program.

  • Brenda Goertzen's avatar
    Brenda Goertzen 10/08/2021 9:49 AM
    I learned a long time ago that turning down the temperature just a couple of degrees on my water heater makes a huge difference in my power bill.  There are usually two thermostats on the side of the water heater that you need to adjust.

    • Kathleen Fitts's avatar
      Kathleen Fitts 10/12/2021 12:05 PM
      Great suggestion. I will do that when I get home. My daughter takes very hot showers.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Brenda Goertzen's avatar
    Brenda Goertzen 10/08/2021 9:47 AM
    One of things I found long ago was that adjusting your temperature to higher in the summer and lower in the winter is that you become aclaimated in a short time and don't really notice the difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

    Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:53 PM
    The advantage to not driving my car so much. What a difference in my pocket and for the air.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:50 PM
    Heat and Cool naturally by opening or closing my curtains and windows.