Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas LED lighting great way to reduce your holiday carbon footprint

I just found an illuminating online calculator that you can use to compare old fashioned Christmas lights' energy usage to LED Christmas lights. I posted a link to it on the home page of Global Warming Facts and What to Do. It is amazing how much less energy is consumed by LED lights. Because most of our electricity is generated from polluting fuels like coal that spew carbon dioxide into the air and cause global warming, it is imperative that people find ways to reduce their energy usage. Using less energy means creating less pollution, and it saves you money too. Christmas LED lights serve as a wonderful example of how improved technology can significantly reduce pollution. Now if only all those LED lights were solar and wind powered. We'll get there soon!

Every month, I add what I call a Raindrop of Knowledge to my global warming site. Anyone with an environmentally important piece of news related to global warming or advice on how to reduce pollution is invited to submit a message for possible placement on my global warming site. If chosen, your news or advice will be published on the website's home page for one month and then added to the archive after that. You can include a link to your relevant website or blog as well, so it's a good way to earn a link from a website with related content. Full details about submitting your raindrop is at this page: