Leave Your Mark and Make a Positive Change: Earth Hour 2K15

Posted on 03-27-2015 by
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Earth Hour: An opportunity for all of us to take business beyond business hours.

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Earth Hour is an initiative to turn off all lights for an entire hour. This initiative by the World Wildlife Fund, is an opportunity for everyone to leave their own ecological footprint. As noted in the video we are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, but possibly the last generation that can do anything about it. Many of us strive to be that positive change; to make a difference in the world. Well now, you can, now you can leave your mark. Join the 162 countries and 7,000 cities that are taking turns turning off their lights.

Reed Elsevier is showing their support for the WWF’s initiative by encouraging workers to follow “Customary Energy Saving Habits” in the office. To help out and leave your ecological footprint on the environment, follow some of these energy-saving habits:

1.  Unplug

  • Unplug seldom-used appliances, like an extra refrigerator that contains just a few items.
  • Unplug chargers when you are not charging.

2.  Set Computers to Sleep or Hibernate

  • Enable the "sleep mode" feature on your computer, allowing it to use less power during periods of inactivity.
  • Configure your computer to "hibernate" automatically after 30 minutes or so of inactivity. The "hibernate mode" turns the computer off in a way that does not require you to reload everything when you switch it back on.

3. Turn Off the Lights

  • Don't forget to flick the switch when you leave a room or when you are last one to leave the office
  • Turn off lights in unused conference/meeting rooms.

Take a step and help businesses go beyond business hours. Join us and the countless other locations – Chicago, Hong Kong, Taipei and Sydney, Australia – and turn off your lights during local time during the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., March 28, 2015. Then, post your #YourHour

Still interested in what you can do to help? Learn what others are doing to “Celebrate the Hour” and find an event near you >>

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