Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Change a Light, Change the World Campaign 2006

More from dad:
Energy is on everyone's mind these days. There's a simple step we can each take to save energy resources, clean our air, and save money. Join with EPA Region 6, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the City of Dallas in our local effort to conserve our energy resources and help clean up our air, one light --- one energy-saving step --- at a time.
Between October 4th and November 30th, agencies, businesses and organizations throughout North Texas will be participating in a national campaign to encourage their staff and the public to change at least one light bulb at home to one that's earned the government's ENERGY STAR(r) for excellence in energy efficiency.
Every light we change:
* Uses at least 2/3 less energy than a standard incandescent bulb
* Lasts up to 10 times longer
* Saves $30 or more in energy costs
* Prevents 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, and
* Helps clean up our air and preserve our energy resources
Several local governments have already signed up to conduct pledge drives in their communities. The City of Dallas has also signed up with a goal of at least 1000 employees to take the pledge, which will save 282,000 kWh of energy and prevent 446,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. Every light changed is a step in the right direction.
Anyone can take the ENERGY STAR Change a Light Pledge. Click here for the pledge.

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