Flip the switch

Save energy together. Make an impact.

There’s a war in Ukraine. A war that is partly financed with the proceeds of the sale of fossil fuels to the West – including the Netherlands. Over 15% of the gas we use in the Netherlands originates from Russia. Together we can take a few simple energy saving steps to make ourselves more energy independent. Want to know how your organization can be less affected by high energy prices and faster achieve its sustainability goals?

Follow these six easy steps to save energy

[1] Going home? Lights out.

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. Before leaving the office, turn off all lights and computers. It helps! #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

[2] Take it down a notch?

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. Set the heating in the office to max. 19 degrees Celcius and wear a sweater. A degree less really helps! #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

[3] Cool and heat proportionately

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. Is the airconditioning not working too hard, compared to the size of the room and the outside temperature? Check and adjust it. #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

[4] Press the ECO button

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. Choose the energy saving mode on your dishwasher and electrical appliances, switch to energy saving on your laptop and take a look at the power management of your data servers. Check and adjust it. #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

[5] Generate your own energy

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. Place solar panels on the roof of your office building or ask your landlord to do it. #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

[6] Ride your bicycle more often

Our energy bill is rising, we need to become less dependent on Russian gas and at the same time we want to combat climate change. What can you do? Leave your car at home and ride your bike more often. Pedaling helps, and it also benefits your health! #fliptheswitch #zetookdeknopom

Want to do more?

More initiatives

In order to achieve the target of 15% less gas by 2022, there will be more campaigns and support for residents and companies of a number of collaborating parties in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (including the Amsterdam Economic Board, Duurzaamheidsraad Amsterdam, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Green Business Club, Metropoolregio Amsterdam, 02025).

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