By turning down your heat 2 degrees you save 10% on heating bills. Instead of washing dishes in the sink, use your dishwasher. Dishwashers use 37 percent less water than washing by hand. Replacing all your regular light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent lights (CFL’s) can reduce your energy bill as much as $150 a year. One regular light bulb averages 1,000 hours of light, a CFL bulb averages 10,000 hours of light.
If 20 employees turned off their PC during a lunch hour, your company would save over 3700 watts of electricity in just 60 minutes. That’s enough power to keep an energy efficient bulb lit for over eight days If 20 employees traded in their plastic lunch bags for a reusable lunch bag, in a month they would prevent over 100 plastic bags from going to the landfill. That’s 12,000 bags each year!
On the Road
On average, one car commuter uses as much energy driving a car for 4 years as a transit rider uses in 40 years. One bus replaces up to 50 cars – that’s 49 fewer exhaust pipes on the roads in our community. Carpooling saves an average of 2,000 liters of gas a year.
At the Game
Recycling a single can could save enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours. During a hockey game, Scotiabank Place recycles an average of 5,000 beer cans, which equals approximately 15,000 hours of TV viewing/power. By recycling five plastic bottles, you could yield enough fiber to make one extra-large t-shirt. If Scotiabank Place recycled an average of 2000 bottles per game, we could make over 400 t-shirts each game – that’s over 16,000 shirts for the entire season, almost enough for every fan at a game. Recycling a 3-foot stack of Score magazines could save one tree. If at every home game we could recycle half of the Score magazines distributed, we would be able to save 39 trees per game – over 1,600 trees per season.