Free CFLs at Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair April 20
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative will be giving away 2,000 free compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs, at Ohio State University's Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair.
Each person may receive one three-pack of 19-watt CFLs, each CFL equivalent to a standard 75-watt incandescent bulb.
"We support the use of CFLs because they're up to 75 percent more efficient, produce much less heat and last up to 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb," said Kenny DePriest, energy advisor with the Millersburg-based company.
"This is just one way we're trying to help our members lessen their energy bill."
The fair, tied to Earth Week, takes place at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. Admission is free.
Call 330-287-1263 or visit http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/ for more information.
Holmes-Wayne Electric is a member-owned, nonprofit electric cooperative serving about 18,000 accounts in Holmes, Wayne, Ashland, Stark, Tuscarawas, Knox, Medina and Coshocton counties in northern Ohio.
Visit the company's Web site at http://www.hwecoop.com/.
About the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair
Now in its third year, the Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will feature exhibits, demonstrations and more than 65 vendors, all on a theme of "Green is for Life!"
Renewable energy, energy conservation, alternative fuels and transportation, local foods, gardening, composting, and recycling will be some of the topics. About 1,800 people attended last year.
Coordinating sponsors are Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; three parts of the college - OARDC, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, also in Wooster; and the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network.
Kenny DePriest, Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative