Save electricity by powering down over Thanksgiving break

Western Today staff
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 11:54am

Before you leave for the Thanksgiving holiday, remember to power down.

Faculty, staff and students can help Western Washington University reduce its standing electricity load by:

  • turning off computers, monitors and printers
  • unplugging chargers and small appliances (but not the refrigerator)
  • leaving the thermostat at its normal setting
  • closing all windows and shades
  • turning off lights and shutting windows in unoccupied rooms

And a few other things to remember:

  • Water your plants
  • Remind your colleagues and/or fellow students to power down before leaving
  • Enjoy the break!

Small actions make a difference.