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Healthy Home: How do you measure up? - Printable Version - October 25, 2010
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We have observed that people do better at meeting a challenge like saving electricity when they team up with friends, family or colleagues. That's because one can share ideas and results. If a family sets a goal, like cutting energy 5 percent in a year, such a target helps guide decisions and gives feedback about success.

New tools are appearing to make it easy to track, understand and share our energy use. One example is Earth Aid, a web portal that collects your electric, gas and water use each month and makes it easy to track. Another is Sage Steps, which ties in with Facebook to share energy use with friends and family.

So with a plan at the ready, set a goal with family and/or neighbors, track energy use and watch your efforts pay off. 

Now reward yourself for saving energy and money.  Pizza party anyone?



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