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Did you know that many appliances (microwave, TV, VCR/DVD player, cell phone charger, etc) continue to drain electricity (called "vampire power" - get it?), even when not in use, but still plugged into the wall outlet? By simply unplugging these devices, you can have a big impact on your electric bill. An easier way to do this is to plug these items into a power strip, then turn of the power strip when you leave the room [9]

Source: [9] Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills To Stop Climate Change [Live Earth]

 Repower at Home: Eliminate Vampire Power

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