In July of 2009, 3 high school freshmen formed GreenTree of Tulsa as an environmental group that would help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Our plan is to plant trees in Tulsa and surrounding areas to sequester Co2. While working on this project we came to realize that not only the planet and humans are affected, animals are also greatly affected. Climate change and high Co2 levels are severely harming the polar bear's habitats. Due to their dangerous situation, polar bears have become a large part of our project. Since July of 2009, GreenTree of Tulsa(GTOT) has planted over 2,150 trees to help save the polar bears and our environment.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Griswolds

The Electric Power Research Institute looked at how much Clark Griswold from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" could have saved if he had used LED lights. In his attempt to oudo his neighbors Clark put up 25,000 exterior lights. It is estimated that Griswold's electric bill for the season would have been $2,400 with incandescent bulbs. If he had used LED bulbs he would have spent $50.

If you aren't going all out like the Griswolds it is still worth switching to LED lights.
* A typical Christmas tree using LEDs will use less than a dollar's worth of electricity per season.
* They are easier to work with because more strands can be connected to a single power source.
* LED lights last 10 times longer and use 80% to 90% less electricity.

facts from Tulsa World article 'A Season of Lights' by John Stancavage and Jennifer Palmer

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Submitted by kmaples on Sun, 2010-11-28 11:57.
Christmas Lights!
I love that you were so creative with this post and giving advice for the holidays. Keep it up!!