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December 2004 - January 2005

Turning off the juice

When Jaime Shuey (SaSS) leaves for the day, she likes to turn off unnecessary lights as she walks out of the Mesa Lab.

Now she’s teaming up with Dan Ziskin (ACD) and Karl Hanzel (COMET) of the Environmental Stewardship Program to urge staffers throughout the organization to keep energy conservation in mind. The trio is distributing stickers for light switches and computers that say, “When not in use, turn off the juice.” Staffers who want to commit to conserving electricity and using alternative transportation can also download pledge forms from a Web page (see On the Web).

“By saving energy in the workplace, we can reduce our impact on the planet, save UCAR money, and conserve resources for future generations,” Dan says.

The program is based on a CU initiative that reduced energy use at that institution.

“It’s just the little things you do every day that make a difference when you add them up,” Karl says.

Staffers who are interested in learning more can call a new energy conservation hotline at ext. 6422 or e-mail conserve@ucar.edu.

On the Web

UCAR’s conservation program

Download pledge forms

Also in this issue...

The 2004 Outstanding Accomplishment Awards

Prospecting for ice

Recollections from a pioneering woman scientist

IMAGe comes into focus

Native American visitors

Delphi questions

Happy Holidays!

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