27 Apr '11, 2pm

25 Easy Daily Greening Decisions- Room by Room

25 Easy Daily Greening Decisions- Room by Room

2. What? TURN OFF THE LIGHTS AND SWAP YOUR BULBS OUT Why? Making electricity is responsible the most amount of industrial carbon emissions in the US (39.4 percent according to the US Department of Energy). Keeping our houses flushed with unnatural light takes up 10% home energy use. You can make a noticeable impact on the environment and save money on your electric bill by switching out your bulbs out to fluorescent (CFL). They may more expensive at the point of purchase, but fluorescents last 6-10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and they can cut light energy use by as much as 50%. If you aren’t a fan of the yellowish light that emanates from fluorescents, try Light Emitting Diodes (LED). LEDs have been used for years to illuminate traffic lights and the small red or green lights in electronics like cell phone chargers without the use of too much energy. They are just...

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