Thursday, April 19, 2007

One Billion Bulbs

Imagine the possibilities. Imagine if people all over the world mobilized to replace one billion standard incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. What would that mean? It would mean that those people would save money each month on their electricity bill. It would mean they would save enough energy to light tens of millions of homes for a year. It would mean the prevention of greenhouse gases equivalent to the annual emissions of millions of cars.

I was searching around on friends of friends blogs and I ran into this cause.

Save Money - Compact fluorescent light bulbs typically consume 65% - 75% less electricity than regular light bulbs. And they last up to 10 times longer than regular bulbs. The bottom line is that you'll save money by replacing standard light bulbs with CFL bulbs.
Help the Environment - Most electricity in the U.S. is produced by coal-fired power plants. The problem is that for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated by a coal-fired plant, the EPA estimates that 1.43 lbs of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. By switching to energy-saving CFL light bulbs, you lessen greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

If you don't already have compact fluorescent light bulbs, I would recommend going out and buying some and changing the bulbs around your house, dorm room, office, wherever you have access to light bulbs. Also, you can record your purchases of the CFL bulbs and show the progress of the change across the country. I know that most of you are either in California or Michigan that look at this blog, and both states are at about 70% of the goal reached SO LETS MAKE CHANGE!

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