According to the Energy Star website, if every American home replaced just one old-fashioned incandescent lightbulbs with a lightbulb that has earned the Energy Star, we would save enough energy "to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars."
So how about if all of us replaced all (or almost all) our lightbulbs with Energy Star bulbs? What a lot of savings that would be!
Together, with all of us pitching in and doing just a little, we can end up doing a lot.
By the way...
The Energy Star rating is given to products by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It's not just for lightbulbs! The official website lists large kitchen appliances, washers, computers, air conditioners, televisions, and many more products that have earned Energy Stars!
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