The New Year is a time for positive changes, from committing to daily running to reading a new book each month, but what about your energy habits? Make 2017 the year to challenge yourself to become more energy efficient – reducing not only the amount of energy you might waste, but also your hard-earned cash. After all, did you know the average U.S. family spends $2,000 each year on home energy costs?
Take a look around your home to determine where you can save the most energy, and then challenge yourself to reduce your use. A few small changes to your normal routine can really add up throughout the year.
Use this energy score guide to find out your current score, and make it your goal in 2017 to improve it. The lower the score, the more energy efficient you are!
For more information on budgeting and lowering your household bills, contact your local Personal Financial Management Program.
When it comes to energy, today’s decisions can impact the future, so understanding the importance of being energy efficient at home, work, and school throughout the year is critical.
The Marine Corps is a leader in solar energy in the Department of Defense, and its reasons for developing and using it go far beyond being ‘green’ – it’s about the mission.
Saving fuel on base will not only help to conserve resources and reduce carbon emissions, but also lead to greater effectiveness in the battlefield.