April 11, 2013

Save Energy From the Energy Vampires

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Save the Planet From the Energy Vampires

Did you know that there are electronic vampires in your house? They suck out energy and contribute greenhouse gasses into the air, even while everyone is asleep!

“What?!” you say. “How is that possible? I never leave my electronics on when I’m asleep.”

Even when the devices are turned off, they are still sucking energy through the power cord. TVs are the biggest culprits, but cable boxes, DVD players, video game consoles, cell phone chargers, and computers also have vampiric tendencies.

“How can I kill these energy vampires in my house?” you ask. “Do I have to wear a garlic necklace, or drive a stake into my TV’s heart? Does my TV even HAVE a heart?”

No, silly. All you have to do is unplug it. If you have a power cord, you can plug all your devices into the power cord, and then just flip the power cord switch off when you are done using the device. That will deprive all the vampires of their power source. It will also save energy and reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gasses that go up into the atmosphere.

Now, go save your house from energy vampires! Do you have other ideas for how to save the planet? Tell everyone about it on the Save the Planet Message Board.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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