Monday, November 05, 2007

Switch for Salmon

TU is launching a new campaign to get electricity customers in the PAC NW to save energy and pledge to do it for salmon recovery. The idea is that if you do the following, you reduce your household energy consumption 14%:

  • Switch out just three-quarters of my light bulbs to compact fluorescents: save 5%
  • Switch to running only full loads in the dryer: save 2%
  • Switch off lights when not in use: save 3%
  • Switch to air drying half my washed clothing: save 3%
  • Switch to running only full loads in the dishwasher: save 1%

    From the site: Even if you've already made these changes, and many of you already do much more, it's important you let us know so we can demonstrate to the federal dam operators that consumers recognize the ties between power use and fish, and we're willing to change our power habits to help bring our salmon and steelhead back.

    Sign the pledge.