Communities Pledge to Change a Light, Change the World
October 05, 2006
DOE's Change a Light, Change the World campaign continues to see great success across the country as companies, citizens, and communities take the pledge to change an incandescent light bulb for a more efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL). One such community, Reynolds, Indiana, a.k.a. "BioTown, USA," has taken part by changing out nearly every light in town. This week, Reynolds residents attending an energy festival received five free ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLs donated by Wal-Mart and GE. "BioTown sets a fine example of how taking small, easy steps can add up to real, substantive change and savings. If every household in America changed one bulb to a CFL, combined efforts would save 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year or $526 million a year in electric expenses," U.S. DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner said. "I commend the residents of BioTown and their partners, Wal-Mart and GE, for their innovative and inspiring work."