Eco-Reps Fall bulb swap success!

UVM Eco-Reps exchanged 500 CFL bulbs this Fall. This is one of our regular actions that has a relatively easy-to-measure impact.

According to our calculations for the incandescent bulbs we collected, this amounts to the university avoiding approximately:

  • 21,000 kwh of electricity
  • $2,500 in utility costs
  • 7.85 MT of CO2e emissions


This is an annual activity for UVM Eco-Reps, and may involve exchanging a smaller number of more efficient LED bulbs for next year...

Energy Efficiency: light-bulb swaps

Look for the opportunity to pick up new efficient light bulbs in exchange for energy intensive incandescent bulbs.

Compact flourescent (CFL) bulbs use about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and lasts at least 6 times longer.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:00am - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:00pm
Residence Halls on campus
UVM ID Required: 
Admission Fee: 
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