Sunday, April 19, 2009

CFL Light Bulb Giveaway Today!

In honor of Earth Day and to show their support for the environment, Home Depot is giving away 1 million CFL bulbs. Simply stop in one of their stores today and you will receive a free EcoSmart 14w bulb. For those of you who haven't made the switch to CFL's yet, this is the perfect chance to start.

CFL's use 65% - 75% less electricty than traditional light bulbs and they last up to 10 times longer than traditional light bulbs. All of this means that you won't have to change bulbs as often, thus saving money in the long run. But not just money is saved by using CFL's because you are also saving precious fossil fuel resources which are dwindling as we speak. Most electricity in the U.S. is produced by coal-fired power plants and for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated by a coal-fired plant, the EPA estimates that 1.43 lbs of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. By switching to energy-saving CFL light bulbs, you lessen greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

The impact of CFL's is best shown in numbers. If every U.S household switched just one traditional bulb for a CFL bulb, the energy saved would be like taking 1.3 million cars off the road. That's a huge savings that everyone can realize today. So watt are you waiting for? Head over to the Home Depot and do something good for yourself and your future.

5 comments:

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW! Thanks, Stubby! We needed to get some more of those anyway! I'll tell dad to go to Home Depot!

Ok...so what does YOUR tail look like? I thought ALL Puggies had curly little Cinnabon tails! I think your mom needs to do some research for us.

You are so dang cute, Stubby! Your pic makes us smile every day and we LOVE mom's eco tips! Give her some extra kisses from us.

Love,
S-Dog

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger Buddy - My tail is broken. Yep, I broke it when I was a little guy, so it curls sometimes, but mostly it just hangs down. I will ask Mom to take some pics of it. See my post http://lifeofstubby.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-time-for-dog-show.html for more information.

Thanks for the compliments. Mom loves your cute little mug and she loves to see you in your ties. I will give Mom some extra kisses from you after I finish my breakfast - sausage and eggs - a pug dream come true!

Stubby xoxo

Pearl said...

Hi Stubby!! Oh you are so cute! I was just reading about your non-curly tail! That is so adorable! I think little 'flaws' add character. At least Mom tells me that.

Thanks for the info on the light bulbs! I think I'll send Momma to go get one this week!

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - If flaws add character, then I have lots of character. I like my tail just the way it is and maybe I will post some pictures so you can see how cute it really is. See what you started with all your BTOT talk? Stubby xoxo

Vaibhav said...

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