Turn your lights out when leaving the room. If 1000 of Western’s staff members unnecessarily left the lights on in their offices for 2 hours each work day, this would consume 86,000 kWh of electricity each year. This is enough electricity to power three average Canadian homes for an entire year! It would also release the same amount of emissions as eleven cars do in one year!
Turning your lights out does not take much effort at all, and can do a lot to help reduce your ecological footprint! For more interesting calculations about how much electricity common items use, please visit: http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html.