If offices and residences throughout the country turn off their lights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and take advantage of light from the sun and computers, how much of a difference can be made in greenhouse gas emissions?
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Following a program developed by Lights Out, Green In, one office building of 77,000 square feet, will cut its electricity usage by more than 3 percent. The move will save up to $465 per month on the building's electricity bill and will take a step toward cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.
Combined with other companies, the effort can produce a marked impact on the threat of global warming. Lights Out, Green In strives to promote the message of conservation to companies and households. A painless effort to turn off lights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day - organized throughout the United States - can help reverse the disastrous effects of climate change.
The organization also promotes conservation by providing compact fluorescent light bulbs to low-income families. Alternative energy sources have been promoted as the answer, but clean uses of these options on a large scale will take years to develop, leaving conservation as the only immediate solution. Throughout our nation's history, Americans have banded together to change the world. In World War II, the country participated in food rations, bought war bonds and collected scrap metal in order to help the war effort. Another united effort is needed, one to counter the rising global temperatures, the dying animals and the melting polar ice caps. [more]