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Take Action!

Although it’s always beneficial to the environment to reduce electricity usage, there are some times when you can have a greater impact. Here are some suggestions of actions you can take part in during high index or low index times.

Now is good time to:

  • Charge your batteries
  • Charge your electric car
  • Run your full dishwasher load
  • Do laundry- remember to use full loads
  • Cook with electrical appliances
  • Shower or use hot water if you have an electric water heater
  • Charge your laptops, phones and tablets

Now is good time to:

  • Switch to battery power
  • Spend time outside
  • Turn off lights
  • Avoid using electric appliances
  • Do outdoor chores
  • Visit a community space to take advantage of shared energy
  • Bring work to a nearby coffee shop or library