Seth Godin is asking why so few people are using compact fluorescent lightbulbs, even though they have significant environmental benefits.
He’s essentially trying to kickstart a positive environmental meme by asking bloggers everywhere to post on this as well. (Seth’s post is titled “How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb” – hence the title of this post.)
We use CF bulbs in about half of our light fixtures, but here’s the reason we don’t use them in all:
- Too dumb
When we go to get light bulbs, we forget that they make CF bulbs that just screw into ordinary light fixtures now.
- Too lazy
How often do we go get light bulbs? Only when one breaks. And then we grab the first thing on the shelf.
- Too painful
My wife does sometimes get a headache from fluorescent light, so we have to be careful where we put them.
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