The chilling truth is that as much as one-tenth of the electricity devoured in our homes vanishes as "standby power" -- electricity feeding our perpetually plugged-in electronics and appliances even when they're idle for long periods of time, like in the dead of night.
Parents may ask kids to turn off the lights. They may talk themselves blue in the face in the hopes that their children make the connection between the light switch and climate change. But do they really?
We've created a website that allows me to plug in information about my home and lifestyle, along with my goal to "lose" $20 off my monthly utility bill, and then find out exactly how to make it happen.