The New Year is a time to reflect on wanted or needed changes for the coming year. This year, resolve to reduce energy consumption. Most experts believe the Earth is showing real signs of climate change. These changes impact animal population, food and water supplies, and health and basic human needs. More than one million species of animals face extinction by 2050 due to climate change.
Cut Your Energy Costs Day, on 10 January 2014, is all about using less electricity and helping the environment. Simple changes like turning off lights when leaving a room or replacing regular incandescent bulbs and fixtures with Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) can cut lighting costs.