Compact fluorescent light bulbs? Check.
Kids learning about conservation? Check.
Competition between schools? CHECK!
In celebration of this year’s Earth Day (and Dominion’s Lighting Program!) during the month of April, Dominion Virginia Power hosted a Compact Fluorescent Light bulb (CFL) contest in partnership with the elementary schools in Culpeper, VA. Through vouchers and receipt collection, the school able to accrue the largest number of eligible CFL bulb purchases attributed to their school would win a $5,000 math and science scholarship. In support of the contest, Dominion also hosted an event in April at a local Lowe’s in Culpeper.
After tallying the results, it’s time to reveal our winning school. Congratulations to…………Yowell Elementary School! Today, during a special assembly, Yowell Elementary School will receive the $5,000 check plus a popsicle party for all students. Additionally, Lowe’s will be presenting each participating school with a tree to commemorate the contest. If you’re in the area, check out the Dominion booth at CulpeperFest tonight to participate in fun activities and learn about energy conservation.
According to EPA calculations, the number of CFLs purchased during this contest will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 pounds over the lifetime of the bulbs. This reduction is as good for the environmental as planting 13 acres of forest! Thank you to all of the Culpeper elementary schools for your participation!!!