Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day 2009!

Each year millions of people celebrate Earth Day. It is a time to learn more about our impact on the environment and ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Ideally, we all take what we learn, implement it, and practice it through the entire year as well as spread the word to help someone else do the same. Our family tries to live by the 3Rs and this year, we are working on replacing all our light bulbs to CFLs (compact florescent lamp or light bulb). To help everyone else do the same, I have found a cool widget to calculate your energy cost savings by switching to CFLs. Scroll to the bottom of this page to try it out and then start changing those bulbs! Pretty hard to resist once you see how much you can save.

In the same vein, as a writer for Xomba I have created a “Xomba Writers and Readers Group” aka “Xombies” on “One Billion Bulbs”. Through the “Energy Trek Initiative”, the web site is striving to track how many people are changing to CFL’s and the energy savings impact on the environment. Their goal is to reach one billion bulbs changed in the world. They are currently at about 160K recorded bulb changes.

I know we have many environmentally conscious members at Xomba. We not only write about the topic regularly but we do so electronically, saving 1000’s of trees and paper waste each year. Hopefully, most of us are writing and reading by the light of a CFL too! Let’s join together and show everyone how many bulbs have been changed by the Xombie community. Record the bulbs you have already changed and the bulbs you change from today forward. Celebrate Earth Day everyday!

You do not need to be a member of Xomba to join this One Billion Bulbs group but would like it to encompass the community of readers on Xomba as well as authors.

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One Billion Bulbs Xomba Writers and Readers Bulbs Change Statistics

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