Tip of the Day – Change a Lightbulb, Change the World

Posted on April 6, 2007 by Allie

Have you seen these funky looking light bulbs in stores lately?

They’re compact florescent light bulbs, or CFLs. They’re a little pricier than the incandescent bulbs we’re all used to (around $4), but they’ll save you money in the long run. Over the life of the bulb, you can expect to save $30 in energy costs – they use 2/3 less energy and last ten times longer. CFLs come in warm colors, so you won’t feel like you’re still at the office.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if we all switched just one bulb, we would prevent greenhouse gases at a rate equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road. Saves you money. Saves the environment. Well worth four bucks, don’t you think? Pick one up on your next trip to the hardware store, or order your Mini Compact Fluorescent Spiral Bulb today.

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  1. [...] to Compact Florescent Light Bulbs – if every household changed five light bulbs, it would be the equivalent of taking 1 million cars [...]

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  2. i am looking for 100 bulbs to award families at our elementary school for signing a pledge to take plastics and paper to the recycle center. Where can i buy them inexpensively?

    September 18th, 2007 at 5:14 pm
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  3. [...] moisturizer or a nice organic meal.  And when you pair this energy savings with the savings from changing your lightbulbs, using draft stoppers, making the most of passive solar energy, and all the other simple changes [...]

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Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.

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