Comments on: Earth Month Tip: Change Five Lights http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/04/earth-month-tip-change-five-lights/ The EPA Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:39:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: electra http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/04/earth-month-tip-change-five-lights/#comment-25321 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:50:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=23026#comment-25321 Can you make it clear to me & others why my doing this would make a difference? I don’t see the immediate benefits in my house or neighborhood. Here’s my wish: That my company REQUIRE employees to turn off lights & appliances when they leave. That my company make it a value in the organization. That my company programs for me the internet/computer settings so that the margins on emails and documents are much narrower so that less paper is wasted. That my company visit my place of work & personally talk with employees about the value of recycling, then visually inspect each worker’s garbage can to see if they are recycling. That my city would actually enforce recycling laws in place & give fines as often as they ticket cars for parking. That my city would develop ways that thousands of cars were not displaced & milling around every day creating air pollution while the street sweepers were sweeping what the citizens are responsible for cleaning 18” from the curb. And that the curbside gleaning was not illegal & termed a derogatory “scavenging” when perfectly good pieces of furniture were taken home to be used in one’s house, thus rescuing it from a dump site. Unless we see this climate change as a crisis now, & act with urgency we will have an extremely high price to pay later. I feel doing my part alone is doesn’t seem worth it unless we all do it.

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By: K. Allen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/04/earth-month-tip-change-five-lights/#comment-25320 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:52:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=23026#comment-25320 It really is so simple to do; I changed my flood lights a couple years ago and I haven’t had to change them since. Before I switched to the more energy efficient ones, they blew out literally once a month.

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