NPR had an interesting segment on CFLs and onebillionbulbs.com. Check out the podcast of the show here.
onebillionbulbs.com is a great site that is tracking individual and group efforts to switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. The following if from www.onebillionbulbs.com:
The goal of OneBillionBulbs.com is to be a catalyst for positive, meaningful environmental change by:
- educating people about the environmental and economic benefits of replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact flourescent (CFL) light bulbs
- encouraging a large number of people to replace standard incandescent light bulbs with CFL light bulbs
- * persuading people that CFL light bulbs make environmental and economic sense
- * collecting, calculating and presenting pollution-reduction and energy-savings data in a fun, interesting way in order to encourage action and attract media attention
- * providing promotional tools which encourage viral and word-of-mouth growth
- * introducing a limited amount of advertising which (a) educates our site visitors about online purchase options for CFLs and other environmentally-friendly products and (b) supports the ongoing development, maintenance, hosting and promotion of OneBillionBulbs.com.
So, please check out that website and if you are a proponent of CFL's such as myself enter the number of bulbs you've switched to CFLs. The website is tracking results by state and is also keeping track of the totals energy savings in terms of CO2 emissions as well as the savings by using the more efficient CFLs. Oh, and lastly, go buy some CFLs!