What is sustainability? From the EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm
"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment."
- Unplugging devices not in use
- Turning off household appliances
- Using smart power strips
Learn how to identify vampire voltage and take simple steps to unwaste at unwasteNY.org. unwasteNY is a free public service that brings New Yorkers together to reduce our energy waste, so that we can all live more resourcefully. At unwasteNY.org, you can find information, resources and tools to learn about energy use and set a personal goal to reduce energy waste when you join the Unwaste Network.
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