Successful ENERGY STAR Change a Light Campaign
With energy prices rising and the importance of fighting climate change, every light bulb counts. An event in Manhattan's Union Square marks the conclusion of the 20-day national ENERGY STAR Change a Light Bus Tour. The bus stopped for 16 events in 10 cities with the goal of encouraging as many Americans as possible to begin using energy wisely at home, starting today by switching to energy-efficient lighting. Individuals and their families were invited to take a pledge to change at least one light at home to one that has earned the government's ENERGY STAR label. To date, more than 980,000 individuals in every US state and territory have pledged to change more than 2.6 million lights.