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CFL Bulbs Energy-Saving Campaign

Project Porchlight is an energy-saving campaign that has just been launched by SaskPower Eneraction and the non-profit environmental organization One Change. The goal is to make an environmental difference by distributing 200,000 free compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to household across Saskatchewan this fall and then about another 200,000 in 2009.

“If you can change a light bulb, you can really make a difference,” said Stuart Hickox, the executive director of One Change.

“If every household in Canada replaced a wasteful, incandescent bulb ... with a (CFL) bulb, the reduction and pollution from power generation would be the equivalent of taking 66,000 cars off the road,” he said to hundreds of spectators in front of F.W. Hill Mall.

The organization is also working on another campaign that will help with fuel efficiency.
“It’s called Get the Gauge,” Hickox said. “If every driver in Canada just kept their tires properly inflated, Canadians would save $1 billion a year on gas, and it would cut 2.8 megatonnes of greenhouse gases.”

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