If you’re going to be away from an appliance for over an hour, turn it off as you leave the room. Even on an “energy-saver” setting, a computer, game console, or TV wastes more energy when it’s on than if you really turn it off.
Even when turned “off,” some appliances continue to draw energy, especially those with remote controls or with displays. Plug these appliances into a power strip and flip the switch to truly stop drawing power. Cell phone chargers draw power when plugged in, even if your phone is not connected. Learn more about these energy vampires here.
Daily action from http://www.lcwr.org/lcwrsocialjustice/eoclentcalendar2010.pdf