Change a Light, Change the World Pledge

Before our move, I learned a thing or two from my good ole’ Georgia Power bill….Georgia Power was joining with ENERGY STAR to celebrate the national “Change a Light, Change the World” campaign and encouraged us all to make energy-efficient changes in our homes. The pledge and ideas made a lot of sense. See what you think.

By changing at least one standard incandescent light bulb to an energy-efficient ENERGY STAR-qualified CFL, you can save more than $30 over the life of the bulb. CFLs use 75 % less energy and lasts up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs.

Taking the pledge is simple. You can:

1. Change a standard incandescent light bulb to an efficient CFL.
2. Set a programmable thermostat.
3. Recycle your old refrigerator.
4. Or make sure your home is well-insulated.
These are just a few of many options!

Taking the pledge is as easy as visiting the world. Want to learn more about CFLs? They have a page for that too!

And remember: CFL recycling bins can be found at Home Depot stores throughout the state of GA. Check the internet for a site near your state or county.

Learn more ways to save money, use energy efficiently and help the environment by visiting

Together, we can make a difference, one light at a time….wow. That does sound idealistic, doesn’t it? I mean, seriously.


2 responses to “Change a Light, Change the World Pledge

  1. I’m all into CFLs, til they had issues with dimmers in my house. And then any exposed bulbs, I don’t like the traditional CFL shape. I know, so picky! Thankfully there’s a hybrid, which isn’t a CFL, but isn’t technically incandescent.

    Anyhow, sadly in Australia, no one thinks to recycle CFLs, and all that heavy metal leakage. The only (easy) place to recycle them is IKEA, which I’m thankfully well acquainted with!

  2. Gotta love IKEA, Sarah! 🙂
    The moving in process has taken so long. I still have to change all the prior owner’s light bulbs to the CFLs we have. They are sitting in the laundry basket in wait. Wonder if I’ll be able to tell a difference in the energy bill. I’ll try and do that this weekend…..

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