There are many ways we can save energy in our everyday lives. The following is a short list of action points. Check out your home country’s web site for a more comprehensive list of what you can do – and we can do together to save energy.
Block gaps under doors to stop draughts.
Turn off the lights when you’re not using them.
Buy energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights when you replace bulbs.
Use a power strip to turn off stand-by power in electronics and appliances.
Select the most energy-efficient appliances.
Walk, ride your bike, take public transportation or carpool when possible.
If purchasing a vehicle, choose an energy-efficient one to reduce gasoline bills and emissions.
Choose efficient windows and insulation for your home to save energy and money.
Maintain proper tyre pressure to maximize your vehicle’s gas mileage.
Learn more about your government’s actions to improve energy efficiency.
Add energy performance to your selection criteria when buying or renting a house or apartment.