Providing you with a warm inviting light, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL) emit 75% or 80% less electricity and last 10 times longer the standard bulbs. Replacing one single light in your home will keep a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Ok, a half-ton of CO2…And?
â€œIn terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, replacing one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads”
“What that means is that if every one of 110 million American households bought just one ice-cream-cone bulb (CFL), took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. That’s enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island.”
“The single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States is power plants–half our electricity comes from coal plants. One bulb swapped out: enough electricity saved to turn off two entire power plants–or skip building the next two.â€
Fast Company, September 2006. Page 74 How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change the World? One. And You’re Looking At It. By: Charles Fishman
Simple. Get off your bootie, go buy a bulb and a use few twists of your wrist to put it in. Or… if your wrists feel strong, twist in a few more. The savings will put some quarters in your pocket and some love towards the earth.
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