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Top Earth Day Facts & Tips: Switch to LED Lighting, Save Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  Question: What started on this day in 1970 and has grown from 20 million participants in the U.S. to over 1 billion people in more than 180 countries? Answer: Earth Day! While we’ve undoubtedly made some good headway in the past several years regarding the amount of good information that’s out there, Americans still continue to account for a lion’s share of the world’s total energy consumption. In fact, according to one WSU study, while Americans make up just 5%…

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60W and 40W Incandescent Bulbs Banned for 2014

On Jan. 1, 2014 – It will be lights out for standard incandescent 60- and 40-watt light bulbs. In order to comply with efficiency standards outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act, which was signed into law by President George Bush in 2007, it will be illegal to manufacture or import them after Dec. 31. But retailers will still be able to sell off any remaining stock. In 2012, all 100-watt bulbs were phased out, and 75-watt bulbs disappeared…

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