Project Porchlight, an initiative of One Change, is honored to be named ENERGY STAR’s top non-profit pledge driver for 2009-2010.
Over 2.5 million individuals have taken the ENERGY STAR pledge to take action to save energy and fight climate change. The ENERGY STAR pledged actions would see the collective reduction of 7,798,771,376 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, 4,834,552,242 kWh of energy, and $578,189,035 in energy costs.
The pledges are a direct result of the New Jersey Project Prochlight campaign. Project Porchlight encourages people to change their old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs to ENERGY STAR approved compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. CFL bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs which means significant money and greenhouse gas savings in the long run.
The New Jersey campaign has reached more than 141 communities, and close to 2,500 volunteers from 260 community groups directly contributed to the campaign by delivering over 1 million free, ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs to households in their communities.
Thanks to the campaign’s sponsors, the Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, volunteers from all walks of life are slated to deliver another 300,000 CFL bulbs across New Jersey throughout 2010.