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Hello Saluki Green Action Team! Temperatures have been high this summer which means your house is working harder to stay cool. We have learned how to manage your thermostat efficiently, but there are other easy steps you can take to stay cool and save money! 

Did You Know:  Closing your blinds or curtains to keep out sunlight, particularly those receiving the most direct sunlight during the day, can save an additional 10%-15% on your electric bill? (Source: http://energyimpactillinois.org/waystosave/close-your-blinds-during-the-summer-days/?reload=y) 

Take Action Now: In addition to the thermostat adjustment tips you have already learned, closing blinds will further your energy and money savings, and still help you keep cool! 

To Win a Prize: Show us how you have set up your home or office to stay cool while saving energy. Post your methods to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram/Twitter (@siugreenaction) to be entered for a chance to win this month's prize! 

Invite your friends to join the team, too. If they mention that you referred them when they sign upyou'll receive an extra entry in our next prize drawing. 

Keep up the great work,

Saluki Green Action Team



Sustainability Fellow, Andrew Aaflaq shows us how to take action on saving energy by turning up the thermostat.

SIU Sustainability Fellow, Andrew Aaflaq, shows us how to take action and save energy by adjusting the thermostat.