Light up your HOME with LEDs
If you have a Massachusetts commercial electricity bill, EFI is
offering some LEDs for free (high tech light bulbs that use 1/5th of the
electricity as normal incandescent light bulbs).
These bulbs can save you a lot on electricity and on maintenance
because the LEDs last 30 times longer than a normal incandescent (and 3
times longer than most CFLs).*
The bulbs normally cost $50 to $100 each. The utilities are paying for
businesses to get LEDs because businesses leave their lights on for so many
hours a day. The utilities are mandated to lower electricity use in the
If you order through EFI now, the LEDs will cost you from $13 down to
nothing at all except for the cost of shipping. Can't get much cheaper
There is a flyer attached explaining the deal and the prices (2nd page).
If you don't speak light-bulb-ese (lumens, par30, etc) call Steve at EFI
and explain what you want and see if one of the LEDs will work for what you
To order contact Steve Lavelle
(800) 876-0660 ext. 4437
Cell: (508) 439-0208
Putting Sustainability Into Action!
Your second refrigerator could be freezing up energy savings for you.
Help protect the environment.
Thanks to Butter Side Down and some great volunteers our barn-raising went off without a hitch. We were able to weatherize the 3 floor apartment building at 16 Birch Street on November 19th from the basement to the top floor. After all the work was complete BSD fed all the volunteers and we celebrated our participation in helping people stay warm for the winter and meeting new faces gathered together for the same cause, community.
A sampling of groups meeting on sustainability issues:
WOHEC: Worcester Housing Energy Community – Meets monthly on Thursdays or Fridays at 10:00 AM. Broad diversity of attendees incuding individuals from grassroots groups, non-profits, academic community. students and the city.
Green and Healthy Homes – Expanded beyond the former Worcester Lead Collaborative. Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 AM. Attended by individuals from the EPA, Worcester Regional Environmental Council and city employees - among others.
Worcester Green Jobs Coalition - In the process of changing its focus. Meets the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM. Currently planning the second annual Green Solidarity Economy Conference.