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Empowering Employees to Power Down

February 11, 2011

photo by James BoweLast spring, Crown Prince Seafood began an office-wide initiative to reduce electricity consumption at our headquarters in City of Industry, California. Led by our Green Team, we all agreed to take a closer look at our day-to-day habits and find practical ways to reduce our energy usage at the office.

It’s amazing what a few changes can do. From April to December of 2010, our individual actions added up to a cumulative 16% reduction in energy use compared to the same period a year earlier. That’s a lot!

Step By Step

The truly amazing part is that no one had to make drastic or uncomfortable sacrifices. We all came to work, did our jobs, and enjoyed the company of our coworkers just as we had before. We just were more cognizant of power buttons and light switches.

photo by Nathaniel Watson Our 16% energy reduction in 2010 sets the bar even higher (or should we say “lower”?) for this year. We invite you to join us and encourage you to assess your own habits at home and in the workplace. It really is powerful (no pun intended) to see how far small changes can go.

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