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Doing My Thing to Help California Lead the Way in Energy - The February Fox
As most of you know, I moved to California over six years ago, and while there are many special reasons that I call it home, one that has taken some special attention in our home this year is the proactive approach that local and state legislation has taken toward energy use and our impact on the earth. Our family has always been conscious of our energy usage, for both global impact and also our checkbook. We recently moved into an older home which was outfitted entirely with dozens of seemingly ancient halogen light bulbs. Between trying to learn which light was left on accidentally from an unnamed toddler flipping a few switches to receiving our first utility bill, we knew what our primary goal was: replacing these yellow, heat-pumping bulbs with low-energy, long-lasting and natural light-emitting LED bulbs. It seemed like every day another bulb was blowing, so we stocked up and outfitted nearly every room in cooler-toned LED bulbs. The next month, not only did our power bill drop by 50%, but we could sleep peacefully at night knowing that we’ve reduced our footprint a bit. As small as that sounds, these minor actions are compounded with the spread …