It is spring time at the Global Youth Village, and we are already doing lots of work along the wooded trails and pathways getting ready to host young people and staff from many places around the globe. So far, we have people coming from Kyrgzstan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
So, what can you do on April 22 until you come here and learn more? Amanda French, who taught Green Your World with us in 2009, shared some ideas:
Start your Earth Day by getting unplugged! Often known as “wall warts” and “energy vampires,” power cables with transformers often consume watts of energy while plugged into outlets. Over the 365 days connected, the wasted energy adds up. What can you do? Reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact by disconnecting those cables or replacing them with “Energy Star” alternatives. You can even use a power strip with a master switch to completely disconnect those energy hogging circuits. With over 180 million cell phone charging users in the U.S. alone, we can all make an impact one watt at a time by getting unplugged!