To counter the pessimism of the past few posts, I thought I’d better do something positive – or at least a way that we could do something positve.

It’s simple really.

Buy and install Compact Flourescent Lamps (CFLs) in your home. This article explains in very readable detail just how they could help you save money, but also save wastage of natural resources which would then lessen our impact on the environment.

From the article:
“Compact fluorescents emit the same light as classic incandescents but use 75% or 80% less electricity. What that means is that if every one of 110 million American households bought just one ice-cream-cone bulb, took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. One bulb swapped out, enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island. In terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads.”

Interesting.

You can also read about CFLs on wikipedia.

While I’m not sure we could save the world so easily – at least we could delay the end… slightly.

picture used courtesy of wikipedia

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