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Eco Friendly: Lighting & $100 Home Depot GC Giveaway!

April 8, 2014


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With Earth Day approaching, I thought it would be helpful to shed some light on how we can be more eco-friendly in the home. I have to admit that at our house we try to be eco-friendly but some areas of the house could use an eco-boost!

Not only is being eco-friendly good for the environment but also good for the pocket book.

I have teamed up with BC Hydro Power Smart  and Energy Star lighting to share with you some fabulous ways you CUT your energy costs simply by switching out your standard run-of-the-mill lightbulb with Energy Star bulbs. Now if you live in BC, Energy Star lightbulbs are on SALE for the month of April!!! Read this to find out where.

Did you know that 19% of the average household electric costs are due to lighting? You can cut that down simply by changing the the kind of lightbulb you use. Gone are the days of the horrid blue light of LED bulbs - you can now get LED bulbs that cast a warm glow. Not only can they cut your energy costs but they last longer than the average light bulb too - I know because I have been in my home for 5 years and some of the LED bulbs that we put in when we moved in have not been changed!

Less energy used + long life = pennies saved!

Just in case those packages baffle you, a little infographic to explain.



Here is the GOOD PART - 

Now you can stock up on Energy Star LED lightbulbs because BC Power Smart has given me a $100 Home Depot gift card to give away!


Open to Canadian residents only. 
Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at midnight PST.

To enter:

Leave a comment below telling me what you do in your home to be eco-friendly!

**You must have an email associated with your profile or leave your email in the comments. 

* I have not been compensated for this post. This is just something that I feel that we need to embrace in our home as well as yours!




25 comments:

  1. Unplugging unused chargers and appliances!

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    1. You must be Canadian and have an email attached to your profile - which I see neither.

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  2. I turn the water off when I brush my teeth..I only run the dishwasher when it's completely full...I also recycle. Thank you for the chance to win!!

    Joey

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    1. joeycanwin(at)gmail(dot)com thanks!

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    2. well darn ha..I see this is Canadian residents only..sorry! I just noticed it:(

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    3. Yup - only for Canadians - but thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    We use energy-saving bulbs, recycle and grow some of our own food.

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  4. We recycle and compost as much as possible.

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  5. We recycle and use energy efficient lightbulbs.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  6. We do whatever we can! We've done the Federal Governments ecoENERGY Retrofit (no longer available for grants) on our entire house: we insulated it, we're replacing windows, we bought a new furnace, switched out to ENERGY STAR appliances - you name it we're doing it! I would still like to install LED lightbulbs so that is what I would use the $$ for if I won your giveaway. Thanks Barbara!

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  7. Fab giveaway, Barbara! (And I need to get on the LED train - I've been clutching to the incandescents and I just need to embrace change...)

    We recycle (and I upcycle!), compost, turn lights off (kids are an exception), have low-flow toilets, and use chemical-free cleaning solutions whenever we can.

    Fingers crossed!

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  8. We do whatever we can as well! All of our light fixtures have been changed over to either led bulbs or other energy-efficient ones, replaced old toilet with low/dual flush version, lower heat (in winter!) at night, only run dishwasher & washing machines when full, replaced appliances with energy-efficient ones, recycle what we can, and use rain barrels almost exclusively to water plants!

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  9. I am a big fan of energy-saving everything! It's a win-win so why wouldn't everyone do it right? We use HE washers, energy star appliances, unplug chargers to save phantom power, use green and biodegradeable detergents...you name it. Great giveaway!

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  10. We use energy-saving appliances and cut off lights when we leave rooms. We also use energy efficient light bulb and try to recycle as much as we can.

    Les Johnson
    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I'm always mourning the inevitable extinction of the incandescent bulb - I love the warm glow these bulbs cast, but I have to say, I am impressed with the new LEDs - much better than those old ones!

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  12. I keep adding insulation, re-caulking and weatherstripping - a little more every year! I use pipe-wrap on all the water lines and hang the laundry outside whenever I can (smells so much better!). I bought energy-smart appliances and I've added windows to the south side of the house to take advantage of passive solar energy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. We recycle, use low-energy bulbs, and don't have a TV.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  14. Love this post! We always recycle and use the bulbs with low energy.

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  15. I really need to embrace LED - I love the incandescent light, but I know it's time to let it go. One thing I always pay attention to is recycling - we are throwing away less and less garbage each year.

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  16. Reduce, reuse and recycle (and upcycle)...I know it sounds cliche, but it works for me! :)

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  17. We recycle and compost to get our family of five down to one garbage bag a month. I HATE composting but we do what we have to do, eh?

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  18. Energy saving light bulbs are a MUST!!!!

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  19. composting remake reuse recylcle....buy vintage!
    And love these light bulbs thanks for the info.

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  20. Great article thanks for the tips and showing how the LED stacks up to the old incandescent lighting. We recycle - Have cut our garbage down to 1 bag a week, down from 3 bags! All energy star appliances, we always turn the heat off at night and rarely have the heat on during day. If we need to we turn on our Natural gas fireplace. Wear our sweaters and robes in the home to keep warm. HE Washer, shut the tap of while brushing our teeth, shut our outside lights off at night. Now we just need to step it up and convert to LED which I'd do with the $! :)

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  21. We recycle, try to avoid plastic bags, make use of hand-me-downs and just live frugally. We also use these kind of lightbulbs!

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