- "Phantom" loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen appliances. In the average home, 25% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off.
- All of us enjoy our monthly magazines and the retail outlets love to inundate us with unwanted sale flyers, catalogs and coupons. If we receive more than 10 a month in all of D.C. that would make over 248 tons of wasted paper. Try to recycle instead of tossing into the garbage pail. We could save a lot of trees.