Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Thing Wednesday - Change the Lightbulbs

One Thing Wednesday features one thing you can do to make the earth a better place. Today's idea: change a light bulb.

Which lights in your home do you use the most? Replace them with compact fluorescent bulbs. That's what author Caroline Arnold, who wrote A Warmer World, did in her home. If every American home replaced just one conventional light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes a year. Replace three bulbs with compact fluorescents and you can save 300 pounds of carbon dioxide – and $60 per year.

"And people should turn off the lights when they leave the room," Arnold reminds us. She'll be visiting for an author interview later this month.

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