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GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS
April 26, 2009

I volunteered with GLNO nearly a year ago today and the experience was so positive that we have now helped to extend their concept to South Carolina with the sub-group Green Light South Carolina. The goals of this organization are to change every incandescent light bulb to compact fluorescent bulbs with 75% energy savings and carbon emissions. With 10-20% of the total energy used in lighting this country, this is a first logical step and easiest to implement to reduce our carbon output. Much more needs to be done in a very short time (within one decade), but this is a significant start! GLNO and GLSC is unique in that we actually go into the homes and install cfls primarily in homes of lower income and elderly.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

New Orleans non-profit environmental volunteer groups, the Weather Channel

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

spread the experience

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling you get when helping people while making a big difference to the environment

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuine and genuinely concerned about the environment in terms of energy as well as helping local communities

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Install 4,000,000 cfls, saving communities $200,000,000, reducing 1,788,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions, and reducing mercury emissions due to lighting by 70% over the lifetime of the bulbs installed.

Ways to make it better...

experience was great, the organization needs to spread to all parts of the US

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

everyone needs to contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and this must start today. We do not have time to wait and contemplate the idea - everyone needs to start today if you haven't already.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteered with GLNO then aided in start up of GLSC.