Want to help the environment and save money at the same time? One way to do this is to use LED lighting in your home.
The chart below, available on the Mass Save web site, outlines lifetime savings that can be attributed to using an LED or a CFL instead of an incandescent light bulb:
On Earth Day, April 22, representatives from the Center for EcoTechnology and Williamstown’s COOL Committee will be at Wild Oats from 12:30-4 pm offering LED bulbs (two varieties) for sale at the discounted price of $5 per bulb. Purchases are limited to one of each type of bulb per customer. The COOL Committee and CET will be offering the light bulbs for sale at other locations in town this spring; and the bulbs will also be available for purchase at Aubuchon Hardware on Main Street in Williamstown.
The two types of bulbs for sale are A-Lamp, suitable for general lighting, chandeliers, ceiling fans and wall sconces; and R-30, dimmable bulbs which are suitable for track lighting, recessed downlights, display lights, and outdoor fixtures that are protected from the elements.
In addition to long bulb life and low operating cost, LED bulbs offer a high-quality light, contain no mercury, and produce less heat than regular bulbs.
Also on Earth Day April 22, we will be hosting a free composting workshop for the home gardener from 4-5 pm, led by CET representative Sarah Gardner. To register for the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-458-8060.