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LiveSmart BC

Free Actions

Your business or organization can reduce greenhouse gas emissions with these 15 free actions (and save money too!).

Turn off your computer 

Turn off your computer, monitor and other electronic equipment when not in use to be energy efficient.

Turn off power bars 

Turn off power bars after hours to save energy with the push of a button.

Unplug chargers  Unplug chargers to stop them from consuming energy after cell phones and laptops have been charged.
Make the most of natural light 

Make the most of natural light to save on lighting costs.

Turn off lights when you leave the room  Turn off lights when not in use to take advantage of easy and immediate energy savings.
Lower your thermostat  Lower your thermostat after hours to save on energy costs.
Heat and cool spaces strategically 

Heat and cool spaces strategically to save energy. For example, don't heat storage areas, and close doors to retain heat.

Use blinds and curtains to save on heating costs 

Use blinds and curtains to save on heating and cooling costs. For example, you can close blinds at night to retain heat.

Move furniture away from heating vents  Move furniture, rugs and curtains away from air grills and heating vents to heat your workplace efficiently.
Maintain proper tire inflation  Maintain proper tire inflation for your business vehicles to maximize fuel economy and prolong tire life.
Take advantage of online meeting options  Take advantage of online meeting options to minimize travel.
Use direct deposit options to pay staff  Use direct deposit options to pay staff, including electronic pay stubs to minimize paper use.
Distribute e-newsletters  Distribute e-newsletters instead of paper versions to save paper.
Recycle as much waste as possible  Recycle as much waste as possible, including old electronic equipment.
Form a workplace green team  Form a workplace green team to identify other green opportunities.