I am proof for you that the Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CFL) does more than just "save the environment." I know some of you out there may be skeptical that there is even a need to save the environment (Dad). Last month I changed 12 of my 16 total light bulbs in the apartment to CFLs...yes, the bulbs are expensive. But I do believe I need to do my part to save the environment (because I watched An Inconvenient Truth and wanted to do what I could), so I bought them. Some facts for you (to hopefully convince you for the right reasons):
- Changing one bulb can prevent over 450 pounds of bad, bad emission from a powerplant.
- If everyone in the US changed just one bulb (no need to go for the full change, just one) we would:
- save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year
- prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars.
So change your bulbs! A four-pack of CFL's will only set you back $15. $15 to save on every electricity bill and to save the environment? Totally worth it.