October is National Energy Awareness Month, an annual national effort to highlight the importance of saving energy and fighting global warming. The places where we work, play, and learn account for nearly half the nation’s energy use. Here are some things you can do to help save energy! Use the ENERGY STAR power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into power save mode when not in use. Also use a power strip as a central “turn off” point when you’re using equipment to completely disconnect the power supply. Unplug electronics such as cell phones and laptops once they’re charged. Adapters plugged into outlets use energy even if they’re not charging.