Archive for February, 2009
According to the Energy Star, if every U.S. Home replace just one Standard light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a yea, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.
If that’s not reason enough to switch, check out these facts- ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs:
- Last up to ten times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
- Save about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime.
- Are available in different sizes and shapes to fit in almost any fixture.
Plus the latest CFLs have a full-spectrum of wavelengths that look more like natural daylight! For more information, visit www.energystar.gov
Changing your traditional light bulbs to new compact fluorescent bulbs is an easy step in helping the environment. If every household in the United States did this, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road.
There are a variety of colors and tones for these bulbs. Taking the time to find the best bulb for your lighting location will ensure the long lifetime of these bulbs.
GREEN JEOPARDY WITH PRIZES
I talked with Connie Olson from SWCD and she said there was already a Jeopardy game that the EPA had made related to the green tidbits. Is this something we would like to do for the homeshow in March? If someone has already created something like a Jeopardy game for green tidbits, this might be something to get our hand s on and modify a little if needed. Some of the prizes could include non-lead fishing tackle free samples from either the DNR or EPA, Programmmable thermostats, compact Fluorescent light bulbs, water bottles, coffee mugs, Insulating gift certificates.
What story and information does VSTF want to provide for Public consumption in the form of a weblog?
How can we help create a dialog and provide resources around issues of sustainability? Could we create categories and then provide local resources to link to some of those categories. For Example, using recylcing as a theme, could we have some discussion info and then provide some link to business that repuprose or recycle (a link to freecycle might be a way in which someone could repurpose there goods) or a link to Craigslist. Other thoughts?