The Alternative Consumer

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Monday, May 22, 2006

A Green Turn On


This global warming trend is very real, and very serious. We all need to do whatever we can to help cool things off.

According to the folks at New American Dream, electricity production is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and lighting accounts for about 25 percent of American electricity consumption. By replacing four standard bulbs with CFLs, you can prevent the emission of 5000 pounds of carbon dioxide and reduce your electricity bill by more than $100 over the lives of those bulbs.

If only 1,000 of us each replace four standard bulbs with CFLs, we can prevent the emission of five million pounds of carbon dioxide and reduce our electricity bills by more than $100,000 over the lives of those bulbs.

So pick up some low-mercury compact fluorescent lightbulbs at your local hardware or discount store. Also, some utilities now offer CFLs for sale to their customers at less-than-retail prices, so check with your local utility. "See the (green) Light", and let us know how good you feel.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chandira said...

And they give off more light too! I love 'em, and I live in a basement..

Great blog. :-)

6:40 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Thanks, Chandira. I appreciate your support.
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7:28 PM  

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