Saving electricity doesn’t just save money, it also saves the environment.
This is news to a lot of people. After all, when you plug something into the wall, it seems clean enough — you don’t see or smell any pollution, like you do with your car. But the pollution is there — it just happens at the power plant. Most electricity is generated by burning coal and other fossil fuels.
Every time you turn on the lights, you create a little pollution. In fact, the average home pollutes more than the average car! So saving electricity doesn’t just put money in your pocket, it helps keep the air and water clean, too.