How to save Electricity By Killing A Vampire?

It’s good that once in a while we remind each other on the importance of saving electricity.

My mum being the usual parent, is always nagging reminding me, of how I should learn to turn off the electricity every time I don’t use it. Being the stubborn one, I didn’t see the importance of it. It’s not that I don’t want to off the plug, but i find it so troublesome to have to turn it on again.

I tend to forget to switch off the lights in the toilet, my room lights , and my handphone charger when I leave the house.

Living with my parents before didn’t make me realise how crucial it is to them. After staying with grandma, and having to look at the bill once awhile (because its only me and her in the house) , I realise how much waste the money goes to the bill that we’re paying.

It isn’t as much difference as my parents place, and I didn’t realise that we’re using a lot of electricity. Well there could always only be one reason the bill was as higher. It’s me.

Yes, i felt that the habit of not turning off the switches when I’m not using them got the better of me. I felt that if I could have turn off the main appliance, i would have also save up money if I learn more about how it works.

Now there’s an even more crucial issue to handle.

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I recently got an email from the Earth Day Network on this topic. In applies for mostly in the US for those wall sockets with no off button. If you’re not from there, this is also something you might want to know.

Did you know that even if you’re turning off the appliance, you’re also still sucking in energy? These are call energy vampires.

Even if you have your chargers off, it’s still important to unplug them from the sockets. Which means all those ovens, microwaves, toasters and TV that you’re using are still draining energy from your main sockets even if you have it off.

I cannot imagine how many vampires there are in my house. I also now understand how critical it is to also off your main power electricity  if you have one like they do in Singapore, Asia and Europe.

As recommended by the Earth Day Network page, to help yourself save money, it’s best to

  • unplug the appliance
  • turn off the main socket (the one from the wall) even better unplug your appliance from the main socket just in case you might have a faulty wall switch.
  • use a power strip to regulate the flow of electricity
  • Use energy-efficient appliances that consumes lesser power.

Here’s my commitment for helping to save my own bill

  1. Off my main power socket when not in use
  2. Unplug my handphone charger and coil them nicely
  3. Remind myself to see if there’s anything I can off before going out of the house

Do you have any methods to how you remind yourself to save electricity? If you do do share it with me in the comments.

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How You Can Protect Mother Earth?

I want to be a part of something big. I like doing something for a reason, for a cause. I want to support that cause, and make a change. It might sounds too big coming from a person like me, but I believe every small step makes a difference.

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I’m very concerned about how the world is changing. The weather and climate are changing, even to the extent that what’s not supposed happen,is happening  like hails in my own country Singapore. There’s a lot of things I feel that needs help, and I feel that there is a need for more awareness.

I was recently inspired by the Earth Day Network, happen to saw an email that was sent and linked to a video by Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son and in the video, he talks about The Canopy Project, how we should do our part by getting to work to help save Earth. In this project, the aim is to save the Earth by planting 10 million trees in the next 5 years.

How you can contribute?

You can contribute by taking a little bit of your time to help by taking action, pledging  or supporting other similar actions.

Currently, the featured actions are to help

  • support Obama’s Climate Plan,
  • end Junk mails in your mail box by signing yourself up with organisations that helps to filter out these mails.
  • Support new fuel standards, where its aim is to propose stricter vehicle emission and fuel standards to help reduce pollution levels and keep the air clean

Some of the acts allows you to send a message to the presidents, or to high authorities to let them know that there are people supporting these actions. The messages are also laid out there for you. What you need to do is just send.

Other acts you can also choose to do

If you happen to always receive bills through the letter box, you may choose to also see if the company has a choice of e-statement billing. Instead of you getting the bills on paper, you may opt to choose to see through online instead. This in return also help to save paper.

Support local causes to help save Earth. I used to help clean the beach and ensure the cleanliness of the beach so that’s part of protecting Mother Earth. If there’s a tree planting activity in the local area, why not join?

Support by using environmental products. There are stores that sells environmental friendly products and allows creative ways of helping you to go green.

Donate to organisations such as The Earth Day Network. If you happen to have that spare in your pocket, even $1 is helpful.

Thanks for reading and hope you may also play your part in being green !

*please note that this isn’t an advertorial post, where I’m being paid to promote the site.

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