(PRWEB) May 9, 2005
Did you know that the energy you use in your home can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as your car? ThatÂs because most electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, which releases greenhouse gases into our air. If youÂre like most people, you want to make a differenceÂ but donÂt know where to start.
HereÂs a bright idea. Changing the world takes less time and energy than you might think. In fact, itÂs as simple as changing a light.
Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc, (http://www.SeaGullLighting.com), along with utility companies, energy efficiency organizations, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers across the country, has joined the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World campaign -- a national challenge to help Americans change the world one light, one step, at a time.
You typically spend more to light your home than you do to operate your refrigerator all year long. If youÂre still using traditional incandescent bulbs and inefficient fixtures, youÂre wasting a lot of energy and moneyÂand creating a lot of unnecessary pollution.
Switching to energy-efficient lighting can save you time, energy and moneyÂand help the environment. These products last up to ten times longer, which can mean more than seven years between bulb changes. And since they also use at least two-thirds less energy, youÂll save money on your utility bills.
Try simply changing out the five lights you use most to ENERGY STAR qualified ones. YouÂll be doing your part to reduce the emissions that cause global warming, and if all of our homes did it, weÂd prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from more than 8 million cars.
The ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. For information on qualified products by Sea Gull Lighting, go to http://www.seagulllighting.com/energystar