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Celebrate Earth Hour!

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Earth Hour began as a way to bring awareness to energy usage and conservation. Started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund, this year’s event will be held worldwide at 8:30 pm local time tonight, March 19th, when participants are asked to turn off any non-essential lights or electronics as a way to conserve energy.

While turning off the lights (and subsequently turning them back on an hour later) may not have a significant impact on overall energy consumption, Earth Hour is a good time to think about how we can all reduce our energy consumption on a daily basis and reduce our carbon footprints.

For ideas on how to reduce your home energy consumption, check out the following links:

EPA.gov: What You Can Do At Home

EPA.gov: Energy Efficiency

NRDC: Energy Saving Tips

You can also calculate your carbon footprint using this calculator from the Nature Conservancy.

For more information about Earth Hour, visit the official website at http://www.earthhour.org/

Celebrate World Water Day by Conserving Water

This Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day, established by the United Nations in 1993 to raise awareness about water availability, usage, and conservation around the world. Many people don’t realize how much money they can save by taking simple steps to conserve water, and they don’t know the cumulative effects such small changes can have on water resources and environmental quality, according to the U.S. EPA.

For more information on World Water Day and water conservation, check out the following links:

NJ DEP: The Case for Water Conservation in New Jersey

Wikipedia: World Water Day

United Nations: World Water Day

EPA: New Jersey Water Sense Fact Sheet [PDF], WaterSense Homepage

For everyday steps you can take to conserve water, click below:

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