Wed November 6, 2013
Earth Calendar for November 6th and November 7th
The average household in the United States spends over $2,000 per year on energy for heating and cooling, lighting, running appliances and other activities. Swapping traditional light bulbs for energy-efficient bulbs is one of the easiest ways to start saving energy at home and at work, especially during fall and winter, when fewer daylight hours and cooler temperatures keep people inside.
Energy-efficient light bulbs typically cost a bit more at the time of purchase, but in the long run, they’ll save you money because they last longer and use less energy. Replacing 15 traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs can save you up to 50 dollars per year in energy costs. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing an energy-efficient bulb: energy-saving incandescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs). For high-quality products with the best energy savings, look for light bulbs that have earned the Energy Star. Burned out bulb? Contact your county solid waste division or check their website to find out how to properly dispose of old light bulbs. The US EPA offers information on how CFLs can help you save money, use less energy, reduce light bulb changes, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change. Visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Enjoy an outdoor afternoon walk while identifying trees and shrubs. Winter Tree Identification will be the subject of a FREE class at the Boone County Arboretum on Thursday, November 7th from 1:30 until 3:30 pm. Meet at Shelter #1. The Boone County Arboretum is located at9190 Camp Ernst Rd. in Union, KY 41091. Registration required. Call (859) 586-6101 or register online.