Monday, October 20, 2008 is from our friends at The idea behind this is that it only takes 18 seconds to change a light bulb. You can save energy and money by replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL light bulbs.

The website shows how many CFL light bulbs have been purchased in the U.S. since January 1, 2007. In addition, you can see the equivalency the replacement of the old light bulbs has had on the environment. The numbers are staggering!

You can even see how enlightened your area is by searching your state or town. Mom put in our zip code and our area ranks #312 out of 357. This is not really good. Our state, Illinois, ranks #29. This is okay, but it looks like we are going to have spread the word about CFL light bulbs. Lucky for us, there is a button on the website to "turn your friends on" (pun intended I'm sure). Clicking on this button will enable you to email the website to your friends.

You can also "spread the word". Clicking on this button enables you to place a badge on your website that will track the number of CFL light bulbs every day. I am going to add this to my blog so that you can track the progress in my area along with me. I may even change the area for time to time so that we can track the progress that is being made across the country. Leave a comment if you would like me to track your area for a week.

There is even more great info on this website, but I will let you check it out for yourself. Log on to to learn about how 18 seconds can help save the world.

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