Welcome! Login | Register
 

Monfredo: Should Secondary School Starting Time be Moved Up?—Monfredo: Should Secondary School Starting Time be Moved…

10 New Human Cases of West Nile Virus Hit MA in 2018—10 New Human Cases of West Nile Virus…

MA Adds 6,100 Jobs in August—MA Adds 6,100 Jobs in August

Fit For Life: How Bad Do You Want It?—Fit For Life: How Bad Do You Want…

Holy Cross Football Hosts Dartmouth on Saturday—Holy Cross Football Hosts Dartmouth on Saturday

10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - September 21, 2018—10 Great Things to do in Worcester This…

Finneran: Wishing—Finneran: Wishing

Leadership Worcester Announces 2019 Class—Leadership Worcester Announces 2019 Class

Fitchburg Man Sentenced to 8-10 Years in Prison for Gas Station Robberies—Fitchburg Man Sentenced to 8-10 Years in Prison…

Sen. Moore Stresses Importance of Emergency Preparedness—Sen. Moore Stresses Importance of Emergency Preparedness

 
 

Earth Day Bulb Swap at Pawtucket Farmer’s Market

Friday, April 22, 2011

 

The conservation group Lights Out, Green In has a bright idea for how to celebrate this Earth Day: give out 1,500 energy efficient light bulbs for free. That’s right, the Rhode Island-based group will be setting up a booth at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market this Saturday from 10am-1pm where they will be giving out energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs in exchange for residents' old incandescent bulbs.  

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.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email