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With Post-it notes and checklists, schools cut their energy bills

When not in use, turn off the juice. That’s the message left on Post-it notes around New York City schools, which have cut energy use 11% since 2008. Schools were known as energy wasters, but today many adopt conservation measures to beat tight budgets and higher costs. Students participate. GR

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  1. Signs are posted near elevators, “Burn calories Not electricity Take the stairs” however the human population tends to ignore them. The NYP’s green helped launch a “Take the stairs” campaign, which promotes the public to take the stairs throughout the day to save electricity. In High school, I became conscious about the amount of energy that is used to operate an elevator. That’s when I ended my relationship with my dear friend the elevator. Soon after my school day began by walking up to the 10th floor where my first period class took place. Today I could proudly say that I walk up every set of stairs required to reach my destination.

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