Gallery: Post-It Note Reminders Help Long Island School District Save $...

In the new energy saving frontier, focus is often given only to the newest of inventions, ideas, and gadgets, but sometimes all you need is a little diligence and a good old Post-It note to do the job. The Mount Sinai School District on Long Island has managed to save $350,000 in utility bills through behavior changing activities. The school district has appointed an official energy manager who polices the schools and looks for people out of the energy line. He helps people to save energy by posting sticky note reminders on light switches and electronics that say “When not in use, turn off the juice” and tickets those breaking the rules. Mount Sinai has managed, through this initiative and others, to reduce their energy costs 30 percent from 2007 levels.

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