Take Charge tip of the month: Unplug chargers when done charging

April 06, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Cell phone, iPod and other electric chargers still use energy when plugged in and not charging anything. It is a small amount, but when plugged in all day, every day, it adds up. Unplugging your chargers can reduce your carbon footprint by four pounds each year.

To learn more ways to conserve resources, visit http://www.takecharge.psu.edu/ways.shtml.

For more information, contact Lydia Vandenbergh, marketing assistant for Penn State’s Sustainability Office.

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Last Updated April 14, 2009