Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!
Add a blanket to your water heater tank and insulate your pipes to keep your hot water, well, hot!
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Print out our free Energy Challenge coloring sheets to show off your knowledge and art skills at the same time.
Create your own team and see how much you can save together.
Use a free Energy Challenge widget to show off your energy skills!
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.
Promote your work's Challenge team and help your coworkers save money in their homes.
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