Lighting the Way to a Better “Watts”-ershed

2018, Greeley, Colorado, USABatteries CO Student Action

Haley Wood, Union Colony Preparatory School

Haley realized that improperly disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs can put harmful mercury into the environment.  Haley’s project aimed to reduce the amount of mercury in the watershed while making her school more energy efficient and aware of the impact of CFLs.

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Haley designed a recycling drive at her school at which faculty and students could bring their CFLs for recycling at a local Lowes.  In addition, she purchased LED light bulbs for here school and hung posters and flyers explaining the impact of CFL and LED bulbs.

Overall, she collected 239 CFL and installed 78 LED bulbs around the school for only $317.00.