Climate Champions

By: Jill Cordes
By: Jill Cordes

Everyday, people just like you and me are taking steps to help reduce the effects of global warming. They inspire others to save energy in their homes, communities and at work through words and action. They call themselves climate champions.

Whether at a desk or in a warehouse, you can help save energy on the job by making sure computers, heating/cooling equipment and appliances are in proper working order. Ask your employer to install motion sensor lights in low traffic areas, and set your printers and copiers to energy-saving modes.

(Dave Haft interview) Projects that we've implemented across the system are high efficiency lighting fixtures, natural daylighting, where feasible. We've upgraded many of our heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. allows you to take these ideas beyond the workplace. Installing the Climate Champion application on Facebook pages encourages friends, family and colleagues to help reduce the effects of global warming.

By bringing your already good earth-friendly habits into the workplace, maybe you'll help inspire others to do the same, and become a climate champion yourself. I'm Jill Cordes. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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