Hanukkah-Environment: Energy Efficiency Tips

Energy Efficiency Tips

  • When purchasing a new appliance, look for the Energy Star label, indicating certification as a highly energy efficient product.
  • Use compact florescent bulbs, which are more energy efficient.
  • Make your home energy-efficient. Insulate your home, make sure that windows are well sealed and regulate the thermostat.
  • Do the simple stuff: turn off the lights when you leave a room and don't leave the water running when you brush your teeth.
  • Purchase efficient, renewable energy alternatives for your home, which vary from state to state.
  • Buy recycled products and items in reusable or recyclable packaging.
  • Bring a canvas bag for shopping to avoid unnecessary plastic or paper bags.
  • Invest in companies that provide clean energy and engage in shareholder advocacy to affect the environmental policy of companies in which you own stock.
  • Find ways to go green all year long - at home, work, and synagogue - with the new Greening Reform Judaism online resource at www.urj.org/green