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‘Green Tip’ Feature Returns for Fall Semester

Weekly “green” advice from Penn College’s Energy Conservation Subcommittee returns with “Tips that Save” from AARP . Three money/energy saving tips for daily use we all should consider:

  • Use up to 60 percent less energy by boiling water in a microwave rather than on an electric stove top. When you do use the stove top, make sure pots and pans fully cover the heating element. A 6-inch pan on an 8-inch element expends an energy waste of more than 40 percent. Just heat what you need.
  • Just 10 seconds of idling your car’s engine uses as much gas as restarting it. Two minutes uses enough fuel to drive a mile. So, turn off your engine and stop and park instead of driving through the endless wait lines.
  • For every 100 pounds it carries, your car can lose 1 to 2 per cent of fuel efficiency. Remove unneeded items from your trunk.