One extremely simple way to not only be environmentally conscious, but to save money, is to not just turn off your lights, and other electronics when not in use but actually unplug them altogether.

Did you know that your phone charger pulls wattage even when your phone is not plugged in? Now granted it’s not much (usually a tad less than a quarter of the wattage that would be used when your phone is plugged in.) But imagine that multiplied by hundreds of millions of people.

Now consider that the majority of electricity in the U.S. is still derived from coal and natural gas, which are fossil fuels. 

Now think of all of the other things in your home you leave plugged in when not in use.. Your TVs, your microwave, your lamps, your computer, your fans, etc.. and multiply that by hundreds of millions of people too!

Maybe you can now see how significant an act it could be to unplug your electronics when not in use. Not only is it great for the environment, its great for your wallet! One great way of doing this is having your things plugged into surge protectors. This allows for you to have multiple things plugged into one source, and only unplug one thing when you’re done! Share this, tell a friend. Let’s save money and the planet together!