Light switch stickers are a great way to remember to "turn it off!" Stop by the Sustainability Hub today to get some for your space as a reminder to conserve energy and save money! See the images below as a guide to how the Sustainability Office and other Green Offices on campus have positioned these stickers on switches.
Myth: Halogen Lights are Super-Efficient
No, LED lights are super-efficient.
Compact fluorescent lights are only a slight step behind.
Halogen lights are just another type of incandescent bulb.
Myth: The higher you set your thermostat, the faster it will heat up a cold room.
Busted: Ideally, you wouldn't want to keep the thermostat off ong enough for a room to get cold. But, if you do, there is no way to "turbo charge" your heating system.
Myth: The globe is covered with water; we will never run out!
Busted: Yes, more than two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered with water. But, the water that is available for drinking is less than one percent and that one percent is threatened by pollution, overuse, and leakage.
Myth: Switching to a high-efficiency shower head will reduce water pressure and diminish the quality of my shower experience.
Busted: Today's high-efficiency showerheads are designed to maintain water pressure, with small tubules that carry water to each individual nozzle thus giving you a great shower experience while conserving water.
Water Mythbuster # 2: A leaking faucet will waste 200 gallons of water per month.