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Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: August 17, 2006
Contact: Vicki Bushnell
Phone: (360) 337-4678
No. 06-68

Change a Light to Help Save Energy

PORT ORCHARD, WA—Kitsap County asks you to “Change a Light” and participate in the 2006 Change a Light Campaign sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Office Depot.

The Board of County Commissioners is encouraging all county staff to change the most frequently used light in their home to an energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb. According to NACo, an energy-efficient light bulb uses 2/3 less energy, generates 70% less heat and lasts up to ten times longer. Replacing a 100-watt incandescent light bulb with a 32-watt energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb provides the same brightness but saves at least $30 in energy costs over the life of just that one bulb.

“By each of us taking this small step, together we can reduce energy use, protect our environment and save money,” said Chris Endresen, Kitsap County Commissioner. “I encourage all county residents, and especially county employees, to join in to take this small step toward energy efficiency.”

NACo is sponsoring a contest to see which county collects the most pledges. Help Kitsap County become a top pledge collector and earn national recognition through the first-ever County Change a Light Award. To take the pledge online today, go to

After completing the pledge online, you will be prompted to go to Office Depot’s website. There you receive a $1.50 coupon to help you buy your next, or first, energy-efficient light bulb.

With summer nearly over, darker fall and winter days are right around the corner—so switch out a bulb before you switch on the lights! Pledge today at The program ends September 30.

For more information, call Vicki Bushnell at 360-337-4678. For information about other solid waste programs visit

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014