Almost everything plugged in uses power even when it's "off". And burning lights in an empty room - that's just crazy.
Coal is mined, transported, burned, turned into greenhouse gasses, soot, mercury, and other pollution. Lives are risked, mountains are ruined, and gas is fracked to generate electricity.
All to light a room you're not in, or power a device you're not using?? That's nuts. And it definitely doesn't SaveOhno. So - turn something off or unplug it. Switching off a device isn't usually enough, a cable box uses almost as much energy when it is "off".
We know you can turn it right back on again, so you don't get a LOT of points for this one. But if you turn off the lights whenever you leave a room, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 0.15 pounds per hour! This is a small action to change in your daily life that really adds up over time.
Note: participants are asked to do different things - some take selfies, some do not, it's the same and fair across all teams