Take a minute to take the “We Conserve” pledge

The “We Conserve” program is asking all UW faculty and staff to take the pledge. To do so, go to and become one of 1200 faculty and staff who have already taken the pledge. Here are some tips you can do in your own office: turn-off lights when leaving for more than a few minutes; replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent; maximize the use of natural light; do not use halogen lights; use limited task lighting; and, report excessive illumination. Lighting accounts for 11 percent of our electricity use.