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DDOE Participates in- Change a Light, Change the World Pledge

Friday, October 6, 2006

(Washington, DC) From October 1 through November 30, 2006, the District Department of Environment (DDOE) along with the ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World campaign, are calling on District residents to join the national challenge to save energy and money and protect the environment for future generations with one simple action—changing a light bulb!

As part of this national movement, the (DDOE) has volunteered to encourage 1000 residents to pledge to participate and replace at least one incandescent bulb with a fluorescent light or fixture that has earned the government's ENERGY STAR rating for energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these pledges will save $28,180 in energy cost, 282,000 kWh of energy, and prevent 446,000 pounds of greenhouses gases from being emitted into the air.

ENERGY STAR rated bulbs use one-third of the energy of a standard incandescent light, last up to 10 times longer, and save an average of $30 or more in energy costs over their lifetime. The more bulbs or fixtures you change, the more you save!

To be one of the District Department of Environment's 1000 volunteers, please take the online pledge today at http://www.energystar.gov/.