Beat Manhattan!

Take Charge Challenge

This fall, my library is offering a series of community events to support the Take Charge Challenge, which is a friendly year-long competition between Lawrence and Manhattan for a $100,000 energy efficiency grant! I’m super excited to announce the line-up of events at the Lawrence Public Library very soon, which will include hands-on workshops, art exhibits, and public lectures.

So how the heck does Lawrence win this thing?  We’re competing with Manhattan, KS, in 3 main areas: 1) Home Energy Audits, 2) Switching to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs), and 3) Community Participation in a Westar Class or Take Charge Challenge event. We’ve been trailing in Community Participation… but that will all change this fall!

One thing you can do right now is to click this link and log any light bulbs you’ve switched from incandescent to CFLs this year. (FYI, Cottin’s Hardware at 1832 Mass. is offering 10% discounts on CFLs for the Take Charge Challenge.) For every 5 CFLs you switch out, you’ll pocket $75 in annual energy savings. You can also help just by spreading the word… and the link 🙂

For more info and a great list of media features that have covered the TCC, click here!


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