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October 29, 2007

Albuquerque, NM – How many light bulb changes does it take to change the world? PNM and the Sierra Club are giving New Mexicans a head start in discovering the answer for themselves. They're offering to change out old incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in area schools. They'll also exchange lightbulbs for the general public at an event this weekend. Carol Oldham with the Sierra Club says it's a simple way to start taking action against global warming, that's good for the household budget, too.

"My husband and I changed all of our bulbs and immediately noticed a major difference in our electricity bill. From there, I think it's easier to start feeling like, 'You know what? I really can do something about this,' and getting out there and starting to make some other changes, too."

Oldham says CFLs, which can be found at most stores, use about one-quarter of the energy and last ten times longer than an incandescent bulb.

"It ends up saving a lot of energy, prevents a lot of coal from being burned, and keeps a lot of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere."

Oldham says they're still looking for additional schools interested in the free change-out of lightbulbs.

Eric Mack/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - NM