Although the move is really intended to save money for America's largest automaker, General Motors' announcements that it would be turning off the escalators at its corporate headquarters between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and for the weekends will, of course, have another desirable effect, that of reducing the building's energy usage. In another environmentally-sound cost cutting move, the automaker has also requested that its workers shut off the lights after they are done working and to turn the thermostat down to 66-degrees at night. Hm, were they not doing this before?
Sure, this is a good move, but it should have been standard practice for, um, ever. Regardless of how much market share your company has managed to gobble up, simple things like turning out the lights and conserving electricity are no-brainers. To put a finer point on it, a lack of cash should not need to be cited as the reason these changes had to be made ... common sense should.
[Source: The Truth About Cars]