Invite the Neighbors OverThe more people in your home, the warmer it’s going to be naturally. This will mean you can lower the heating a little—just be sure to turn off your lights and heating in the parts of the house you won’t be using! Plus it means that your neighbours won’t be heating their home unnecessarily too, which leads us onto our next tip. If you’re visiting your friends or family, make sure you turn off the heating and unplug electrical appliances. That way you’ll be both saving energy and also reducing the costs of your energy bills.
Watch the Game on a Newer SetBack at your place—what TV are you going to be watching the big game on? If it’s a much older model, chances are it’s piling dollars onto your electricity bill. Consider upgrading your setup to one of the eco-friendly TVs recommended by the government’s Energy Star. You can also join one of your friends or neighbors for your viewing party instead of springing for a new television.
Don’t Forget to Recycle During Clean UpFinally, once the game is over and it’s time to clear up, don’t throw everything into one trash bag. Separate out your cans and plastics from food waste and place them in the appropriate bins or containers ready to be recycled or composes. Recycling saves energy invested in creating new resources. And there you have it. Some simple ways you can conserve energy during the big game. Enjoy the game on Sunday safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your best to lower your footprint and cut down on your electricity consumption.
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- Chris Mooney. “Why people use less energy on Super Bowl Sunday.” The Washington Post, Energy and Environment. Published Jan. 28. 2015. Accessed Jan 1, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/01/28/why-people-use-less-energy-on-super-bowl-sunday/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f261ad13596a
- “The Most Efficient Energy Star Certified Televisions.” EnergyStar.gov. Accessed Jan 10, 2019. https://www.energystar.gov/most-efficient/me-certified-televisions/details/2252232