Every time that you turn on a light or play a video game, you are using energy. Have you ever stopped to think about where all that energy comes from?
The energy you use might be made from burning coal or natural gas, which are resources that have a limited supply - and getting those resources out of the ground so that we can use them can disrupt the habitat of creatures big and small.
Energy use is an everyday fact of life, but even those of us dedicated to defending wildlife can sometimes forget how easy it is to conserve energy and other resources!
By conserving energy, you can help fight climate change and protect the wildlife and wild places that you care about. This pledge can help you remember the little things that you can do to put a stop to wasted energy in and around your home.
Just print out the pledge, read it over, sign it and keep it in a handy spot, like on your refrigerator.
Every time you see it, you can remember that you pledged to do your part to save energy. After you’ve been conserving energy for a while, ask your parents to take a look at the energy bills – do you notice a difference in the amount of energy your household has been using?