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Energy, Defense Depts. Put ENERGY STAR® Lights in Military Housing

Article: Energy, Defense Depts. Put ENERGY STAR® Lights in Military Housing

CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, April 23, 2008 (ENS) – They’re calling it Operation Change Out. On Tuesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman marked Earth Day by launching a joint campaign with the Defense Department to cut carbon emissions, save energy and save money by changing light bulbs. Those spiral compact fluorescent light bulbs now are…

Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

Article: Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

HARRISBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save up to 75 percent of the energy used by traditional light bulbs and save householders money too, but a lack of options on where to recycle the mercury-containing bulbs may make some consumers reluctant to adopt the popular technology. To help encourage…

Lights Out San Francisco

Article: Lights Out San Francisco

When the grassroots organization, Lights Out San Francisco recently joined Eco-mmunity, we decided to join them and help take action for energy conservation. Eco-mmunity is intended to help people make connections. Like-minded companies and individuals need to become aware of each other and work together to solve the climate crisis. Lights Out San Francisco is…

Old Faithful: Durability as a Green Philosophy

Article: Old Faithful: Durability as a Green Philosophy

Yesterday, we mentioned [www.sundance.tv] the idea that longevity (and the requisite durability that usually comes with it) is an important (and sometimes easy to overlook) facet of being “green,” using Porsche’s claim that 60% of the vehicles they’ve ever built are still on the road. A nice stat, for sure, but let’s be realistic: we…

Change a Bulb, Change the World

Article: Change a Bulb, Change the World

Ed. note: Twice a week, we’ll run a ‘Best of TreeHugger’ post, featuring a rundown of the best ideas, stories, products and people that TreeHugger has covered in the past. One of the quickest, easiest changes you can make to help the planet and your home be a little greener is as simple as changing…