April 01, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Partnership for Sustainability, Harry Cooper Host Light Bulb Exchange

The Partnership for Sustainability is partnering with Harry Cooper Supply to offer a one-to-one Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb exchange on Saturday, April 16. Families can bring up to 5 incandescent bulbs to trade even for up to 5 CFL bulbs.

15w CFLs are equivalent to 60w bulbs, but use 75% less energy and last 5 times longer. For example, 5 CFLs used an average of 5 hours per day will save almost $1,000 over the life of the bulbs.

Bulbs will be available in a convenient drive-thru on the west side of the Discovery Center (located at 438 E St. Louis St.) or inside the Discovery Center from 9-5 or while supplies last. Those without a bulb to exchange can earn one by visiting five vendor booths promoting green products and services inside the Center.

Also on April 16, Partnership for Sustainability is sponsoring a free day at the Discovery Center, and hosting the 41st Annual Earth Day Celebration with Springfield/Greene County Choose Environmental Excellence.

Families will enjoy the free day at Discovery Center, an interactive, hands-on science center for all ages, committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and appreciation of the world we live in and our place in it.

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The Partnership for Sustainability is made up of City of Springfield, City Utilities, CoxHealth, Discovery Center of Springfield, Drury University, Evangel University, Greene County, Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical College, St. John’s Health Systems, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and The Network, and Springfield Public Schools. Our Mission: To determine how our community can become a center for excellence in sustainability.

For more information, contact: Web Freeman, Communications Coordinator, webfreeman@greenozarks.org, 417-862-8459 or 830-3870