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NBC wants your 'Lights Off, Screens On'

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Go beyond turning off the lights with your energy conservation efforts. (Source: NBC) Go beyond turning off the lights with your energy conservation efforts. (Source: NBC)

You may have noticed a lot of the color green showing up on-screen as you watch NBC programming, or the other cable networks owned by NBCUniversal.

The reason is because of the company's "Green is Universal" promotion, where the networks pool resources to help educate viewers about the importance of recycling, energy conservation, and other "green" activities.

This year for their Green Week initiative, the theme is "Lights Off. Screens On." According to the project's website, if we all turn off two lights in our homes for an hour every day, we would save more than 5-billion kilowatt-hours of electricity nationwide every year.

Being more conservative with our energy can be as simple as unplugging items that don't need to be on 24 hours per day, swapping over to LED lighting, and using more cold water than hot when washing clothes and dishes.

Every time you see a green NBC peacock on TV or the internet, or see one of their Green is Universal public service messages this week, just think to yourself – what can you do to help conserve more energy?

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