Why Are We Donating Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)?

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The calculations in the links below show that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), cost less overall, last longer, and do less damage to the environment.  You can display our incandescent and CFL comparison as web page or download the Excel spreadsheet and see what happens if you change the assumptions.

Projected savings from use of CFLs by Sudbury senior citizens

More information on the carbon cycle at Wikipedia:

Illustration of the carbon cycle at Wikimedia

Diagram of the carbon cycle. The black numbers indicate how much carbon is stored in various reservoirs, in billions of tons (“GtC” stands for GigaTons of Carbon and figures are circa 2004). The dark blue numbers indicate how much carbon moves between reservoirs each year. The sediments, as defined in this diagram, do not include the ~70 million GtC of carbonate rock and kerogen.

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One Response to “Why Are We Donating Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)?”

  1. Sudbury Seniors Concert » Blog Archive » Concert to Benefit Seniors Also Lowers Our Carbon Footprint Says:

    […] Ben Warwick, a Sudbury middle school student, has organized and is playing in a benefit concert aimed at raising money to purchase compact flourescent light bulbs for seniors. He was inspired by memories of his positive experience to the Bridges program organized jointly by his elementary school, Haynes, and Sudbury Seniors Center and his desire to help the environment. […]

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