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ICF International is celebrating Earth Month by encouraging people to join us in conserving water and energy reduction. I hope your readers will find our social media campaign ($5 for every unique photo shared goes to Water For People) and our tips helpful and interesting!
#iHeartWater – $5 for each photo shared!
Committed to protecting and improving the quality of life, we’re encouraging folks to share a photo on social showing how your readers most appreciate water: Do they love it most when they are cooking? Enjoying a cup of tea? Admiring it outdoors? Then, have share the photo on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #iheartwater and @WaterforPeople through the month of April. For every unique photo publicly shared as part of this campaign—we’ll donate $5 to Water For People. We hope you’ll join us!
ICF’s are sharing 10 great tips: Every little bit helps!
Lower the temperature on your hot water heater. Many manufacturers set thermostats at 140°F (or 60°C). Most households can save energy and money by turning the temperature down to 120°F (or 49°C).
Dry Clothes Naturally. A clothes dryer requires a lot of energy. Save money and energy by hanging your laundry to air dry. When you do use your dryer, clean the lint filter thoroughly after each load and don’t over dry the clothes.
Enjoy natural light. Resist turning the lights on for as long as you can during the day. Instead, open your curtains to enjoy natural light.
Replace light bulbs with LEDs and Recycle CFLs. LEDs use 80% less energy than incandescent lights and could last 10 years or longer. Several major retailers recycle CFLs, so now you can conveniently recycle at the end of their life.
10. Truly turn off electronics. When plugged into an outlet, electronics and appliances use energy, even when turned off. Some electronics use the same amount of energy when on “standby” as when in use. Plug your devices into a power strip. One flip of a switch on the power strip lets you turn everything off when not in use.
Source: Water For People
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