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EARTH DAY 2010 SPECIAL 4 simple tips for Going Green by Green Power Science

Here are 4 simple tips. Compact Fluorescent SAVES US $800 A YEAR IN MONEY! Air up your tires, proper tire pressure, Paint your roof white, lighter colored roofing saves money and slows warming, USE A TOASTER OVEN. Also we use our cargo containers for a demonstration, I will be showing you how to convert a cargo container into a living space. Ironically, CFLs present an opportunity to prevent mercury from entering our air, where it most affects our health. The highest source of mercury in our air comes from burning fossil fuels such as coal, the most common fuel used in the U.S. to produce electricity. A CFL uses 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb and lasts at least 6 times longer. A power plant will emit 10mg of mercury to produce the electricity to run an incandescent bulb compared to only 2.4mg of mercury to run a CFL for the same time. Always Dispose of Your CFL Properly While CFLs for your home are not legally considered hazardous waste according to federal solid waste rules, it is still best for the environment to dispose of your CFL properly upon burnout. Only large commercial users of tubular fluorescent lamps are required to recycle. If recycling is not an option in your area (see below on how to find out), place the CFL in a sealed plastic bag and dispose the same way you would batteries, oil-based paint and motor oil at your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site. If your local HHW Collection Site cannot accept CFLs (check Earth911.org to find out), seal the CFL in a plastic bag and place with your regular trash. Mercury is an ingredient in several household products. Recycling programs exist for mercury in older non-digital thermostats and mercury thermometers, but residential CFL recycling programs are just now appearing. DID YOU KNOW a standard house Thermostat (older type in many houses) has 2,000x MORE mercury than one CPF bulb. Also it is in the form of a liquid and easily seeps into ground water or the air during incineration! http://www.energyrace.com/commentary/more_on_mercury_coal_and_cfls_updated/
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