Most adult aged Americans go to work every day, or at least a few days per week. How could saving energy at work affect us at home? The boss is paying the bill, not me... right? Well actually you are right and you are are wrong too. Saving energy at work has many benefits, some which are not as easily reaped as saving energy at home, but will eventually come full circle to help the world and the people who live here including you are your family. How much energy does it take to get to work? Is your job close to home or do you commute a multitude of miles every day? Your vehicle uses fuel doesn't it? You can see how much that fuel is costing you by using our fuel calculator.
I work for a big corporation and they wouldn't even appreciate it if I saved them money anyway." or "they've got the money to pay the bill, why worry about it?" That attitude is felt in most places of employment by at least some of the employees. In many cases the big boss might not ever notice if you've turned off that extra light in the office, or if you've shut down your machine when you were finished. So how does it benefit employees in conserving energy while working?
Saving energy at work is a great place to start developing an energy saving attitude which will carry over into your personal life and benefit you in the long run. Those of us who take the time to care even if it does not directly financially benefit us at that moment feel better knowing that they are doing their part. The big picture is that the earth has limited fossil fuels. The more we conserve, whether at work or at home will benefit us now and in the future beyond our lifespan. Do you have children? How will life be for them in 20 years? How about in 50 years? Maybe you don't have any grandchildren yet, maybe you do... How will their life be? Will they be able to afford utilities at all? Will there even be any energy or utilities left for them? These are real questions that can hit home really quickly if you take some time and think about them. You see, saving energy while working can be beneficial to yourself and your family in many ways.