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Easy Ways to Save Energy and Water

  • Turn off lights when leaving the room.
  • Stop “energy vampires” by unplugging electronics and appliances that drain electricity while turned off or in standby mode.
  • Use a power strip to turn off power to multiple devices with one switch.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label when shopping for electronics and appliances.

Are you an ENERGY STAR?

Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR® are certified to be energy efficient. During Green Cup, post a photo of your ENERGY STAR labeled electronics or appliances with the hashtag #NU_ENERGYSTAR for a chance to win one of five Chipotle gift cards.