Green Light New Orleans is throwing a ‘CFLebration on Tuesday to thank the supporters, participants, volunteers and sponsors who helped achieve the installation of 500,000 energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs in New Orleans-area homes.
This milestone will be celebrated with an evening of live local music from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Carrollton Station Bar, 8140 Willow St. CFLebration features music by Andi Hoffmann and B-Goes at 6 p.m. and Sarah Quintana at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase from Matt’n’Naddies, Boucherie, Chiba and others.
The 500,000 light bulbs installed by Green Light New Orleans since 2007 are saving participating residents $23 million in utility costs and reducing carbon emissions by 223 million pounds. According to Green Light, compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs, reducing household utility costs and preventing the release of carbon dioxide.
Green Light New Orleans is a nonprofit based in New Orleans. Its mission is to increase household sustainability and decrease energy use by installing energy-efficient light bulbs and building backyard vegetable gardens for free in New Orleans homes. For information, visit greenlight neworleans.org.