Earth Day Bulb Swap at Pawtucket Farmer’s Market
Friday, April 22, 2011
If all 1,500 bulbs find a home they will save a total of 675,000 pounds of carbon over the course of their life, which is the rough equivalent of taking 336 cars off the road for a year. Not to mention the new bulbs will also save their owners at total of $60,000 in energy costs.
Saving money and the environment
“It’s a great opportunity for people to get incandescent bulbs out of their fixtures and off their closet shelves and get a chance to save money and the environment,” said Matthew Martinelli, executive director of Lights Out, Green In.
The volunteer-based group, which operates throughout the East Coast, seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging individuals to make small-scale changes in their lighting habits. Their programs include getting businesses to turn their lights off between 11am and 1pm, and distributing energy-efficient light bulbs to low-income households.
The table will be located at the Wintertime Farmer's Market, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket.
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