Save with CFLs

posted Jan 31, 2011, 2:08 PM by Daniel Vu   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 1:22 PM by Jen Mankoff ]
The problem:  Get someone to take a green action
Our solution: Hand out CFLs to people and get them to replace an incandescent bulb

Originally we had two other ideas, but both of them fell through mainly because of bureaucracy and policy changes.  So instead we were able to get bulbs ourselves and pass them out to friends and people we knew. We decided to go with the CFL idea mainly because we believed it to be one of the most energy and cost saving methods as well as because of the simplistic, one time nature of getting someone to replace a bulb amongst the actions listed on the Environment Magazine short list. Other than clarifying several peoples misconceptions on the nature of CFLs (quality of light, amount of time they take to turn on, etc) most people understood that CFLs saved money and had no problem replacing bulbs when handed a free one.
Jen Mankoff,
Jan 31, 2011, 2:39 PM