2Electricity is Everywhere! We see it produce lightening in summerthunder storms.We see it light our cities, heat or coolour homes and cook our meals.We get an electrical shock as we step out of the car on a cold, dry day.
3How important is electricity? Electricity is extremely important!Without it we wouldn’t be able to dosimple things like turn the lights onor bake a cake.This means it’s extremely important to save electricity, not only for the environment but it helps save your mum and dad money too!
4But did you know?It is especially important to save electricity between the times of 4-8pm.
5Why?It’s simple!Between 4-8pm is the time everyone is coming home from school and work!
6Kids like you hop on the computer to do homework. Parents use the oven to cook dinner.We turn on the washing machine to clean our school clothes and switch on the dishwasher to clean up our dirty dishes.
7Can you imagine how much electricity is being used at the same time in your street, or even in your suburb or even the whole city?
8start reducing our power consumption. To keep the power going in a large city puts massive pressure on the electricity network especially between 4-8pm, so it’s our job tostart reducing our power consumption.But how?
9Power Saving TipsComputer: Turn your computer off after you have finished using it. You waste energy if you leave it running all day long.2. Air conditioner: Set aircon temp to 24 degrees/ keep windows and doors closed to prevent loss of heat or cool air
10Power Saving Tips3. Dryer: Help your mum or dad hang out clothes on the line instead of using the clothes dryer. Sunlight is free and you don’t waste energy4. Hot water: Brushing your teeth or washing your hands does not require hot water. Substitute hot water with cold water to help save energy
11Power Saving Tips5. Lights: Turn off your bedroom light and lights around the home when you don’t need them6. Fridge: Keep the fridge door closed, energy is wasted if cool air leaks out
12Whatever you do, it’s time to get your family and friends involved in reducing power consumption in your community today!