Monday, September 25, 2006

Care2.Com and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Received my "butterfly" (an electronic sticker of recognition) recently for joining the Environmental Defense Million Bulb Swap-Out to Fight Global Warming, which is being propagated through the activist Web network Care2.Com.

I only pledged to swap one bulb, as all of the rest of the suitable fixtures in our house have already had CF bulbs in them for many years. But the campaign did get me to put one in a remaining fixture near our front door (I discovered it was a standard incandescent inside a globe when the bulb burned out a few weeks ago).

Join the Swap-Out! Each bulb that is switched, over its lifetime, will prevent more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, the leading global warming pollutant, from being added to the atmosphere. It will also save you a tidy bundle in lower electricity costs . . .

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