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Focus on Energy and SBU partner with Meals on Wheels as part of Change the World Tour (10/6/2016)

Focus on Energy and Sturgeon Bay Utilities Joins EPA in Brightening a Life with ENERGY STAR®, a Campaign that Brings Together Community Service and Energy Efficiency SBU donates to Meals on Wheels partners as part of the ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour

(Madison, WI—October 3, 2016) As part of the ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour taking place this October, Focus on Energy today announced that it plans to donate up to 15,000 LED bulbs to Meals on Wheels partners around the state. The Change the World Tour encourages people to choose ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs in exchange for participating organizations’ support of service projects that benefit local communities and brighten lives across America. As part of its involvement in the tour, SBU is partnering with Focus on Energy to provide LEDs to Meals on Wheels recipients.

For every in-store or social media action, Focus on Energy will donate up to five bulbs to a Meals on Wheels recipient through local partners. “We want to do our part to make lives better in our communities throughout Wisconsin and globally,” said Charley Budd, Director of Operations. “Everyone who uses an ENERGY STAR certified LED is making a real difference in protecting the climate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and this month, they are also helping brighten the lives of those in need in their communities.”

With prices dropping rapidly across the country, LED lighting is becoming a real option for Americans at every economic level. The 2016 Tour highlights the energy-saving potential of LED lighting, and educates Americans on the importance of looking for the ENERGY STAR. Only products that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to deliver the efficiency and performance you expect from this exciting new technology. ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy than standard bulbs, and last 15 to 25 times longer. A single bulb can save over $55 in electricity costs over its lifetime and last over 12 years with typical use. Even with all the new choices, it’s still simple: look for the ENERGY STAR for energy savings.

“Everyone can join us in brightening a life with ENERGY STAR,” said Ann Bailey, Chief, ENERGY STAR Labeling Branch, EPA. “Each purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb saves you money and makes a difference for the planet, but this October it can also improve the life of someone in need.”

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