All over the country some businesses, colleges, and other institutions choose to implement a sustainability week in order to help raise awareness for a variety of Environmental Issues from such as energy and water conservation. Unfortunately many people are completely unaware that a sustainability week exists. On top of that, many schools choose different times of the year to have a “sustainability week”.
Emily Cross of the Daily Illini wrote an eye opening article titled “Institutions need to play a more active role in Sustainability Efforts” . It details that institutions, such as universities and the media, are not making environmental issues a priority even though it is a topic that many people are concerned with. In the article Cross asks the reader if anyone at the University was aware that October 26 was National Campus Sustainability Day. She then goes on to ask if students are even aware that next week the campus is having it’s own sustainability week. The lack of promotional material is a problem not only in Illinois, but throughout the nation.
Universities, Businesses, and anyone else has the opportunity to make a difference. Sustainability shouldn’t be celebrated for just one day(Earth Day) or week, although it is great to pay extra attention to these issues throughout the year. Posters, Decals, Stickers, and Fliers are just some things you can use to spread Awareness everyday. Awareness Ideas was founded on the belief that we can help others make a difference which allows us to play a small part in saving the environment. With people being busier than ever concerns such as the environment drop down the list of priorities at many businesses and schools even though the employees and students really do care about these issues.
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Winter! It’s just cold. Setting the thermostat high is an easy temptation to give into, but it will cost you substantially. Even an additional few degrees increase on cold days can raise your bill by as much as half.
A good rule of thumb for winter is to set your thermostat at 68 degrees while you are home and 55 degrees if you are going to be gone more than 4 hours. You can get an automatic timed thermostat to do this for you if you work regular hours and want to save on your heating bill.
Other things you can do to save heating energy costs during the cold winter months:
- Close off rooms that don’t need heat if you have automatic thermostat controls.
- Turn down the heater when using the fireplace.
- Close the damper on the fireplace when not using it.
- Keep your furnace clean, lubricated and adjusted properly.
- Replace your filter on your furnace regularly. Each unit is different, but every few months is typical.
- Use passive solar heat when it warms up and the sun comes out. Open drapes and curtains on any windows that face south to let sunshine in and heat with it.
- Don’t rely on your house to provide all the heat. Wear layers and heavier clothing when possible.
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It’s amazing how much energy is wasted by lights, machines and computers left on, doors left open and leaks left unchecked. An inexpensive and effective way to control this loss is by using vinyl decals to promote your energy awareness program. Our light switch covers in both single-switch and double-switch configurations can be printed in one color, two color or four color process. See some examples of our popular energy decals: http://www.awarenessIDEAS.com/Energy-Conservation-Decals-s/10.htm
We have a complete line of lightswitch decals, door decals, machine decals and more.
Let us design a custom decal or a whole energy saving program for you.
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custom or stock energy conservation tip booklets
We have stock and custom energy tip booklets available. These booklets will help organizations make a point on their intention to stop energy waste within their facilities. These booklets provide many low cost, easy to implement energy saving ideas.
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