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Save Energy and Water

From the fish in the lagoon to kids in our schools – conservation and environmental stewardship are important parts of what we do.

Did you know you can reduce the amount of energy required to power that TV, Xbox, computer and other household appliance or reduce the amount of water used by washers and toilets or save money in the process? That’s right, being more energy and water efficient and implementing some saving tips could reduce the amount of money you spend on your utility bill. We’re talking savings with the flip of a switch.

During the past 30 years, home appliances have steadily become more energy and water efficient. A microwave oven uses 90 percent less energy to cook a meal than a conventional oven, and LED light bulbs can offer light similar to incandescent bulbs but use 75 percent less electricity to do so. By replacing old, inefficient toilets with water efficient models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that’s nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year! So when you decide to purchase new appliances, make sure they’re high efficiency. The higher up-front price will save you money in the long run.

We’ve compiled energy-saving tips, many of which are simple, low-, or no-cost to help you get started.