Energy Efficiency month. We had the pledge card on the blog and also sent it out to Dominion employees.
The pledges kept coming in, week after week, even after the blog post was bumped off the front page. It was incredible. We wanted to share the good news and few of the pledges.
We decided to take the pledges we currently have and post them up in one of our Dominion office buildings. There were some fantastic ideas that came in. People are really committing to conserving energy.
One of our pledge participants, Harry H., pledged to, "Turn off the lights and other electrical appliances not in use, like computer or TV. I will wash full batches of clothes; hang clothes to dry when possible. I will also insulate and caulk windows and seal up the garage door."
Another pledger indicated he was going to help others conserve energy by "having my wife take shorter showers, turn down the thermostat at my wife's office, and limiting my wife's television viewing."
All humor aside, these are really simple ways to cut back on consumption, most without requiring much attention on your part.
It was motivating to see the pledges continuing to pour in the door. Thank you to everyone who made this a success.
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