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Ban the bulb, save our planet

May 14, 2007 05:24 PM IST India India

New Delhi: A United Nations report claims that the world has well-counted eight years to save the climate. CNN-IBN now takes up the "climate change campaign" alongwith Greenpeace India. First things first –Ban the Bulb. We've told you why you should do it. And we've showed you how to do it. But if you still haven't done it, watch out! Greenpeace India could soon be at your doorstep. When Sunil Arora's shop in Janpath market was raided by some unexpected visitors--he was left him with more than he lost. “They replaced my bulb with CFL and they told me about its advantage that it saves electricity upto 80%,” said Sunil Arora, Shopkeeper, Janpath. Greenpeace India is raiding Delhi and driving home the message, because a UN report says there are just eight years left to save the planet from climate change. “The bulb that we use wastes 95 per cent of the energy it consumes. The light bulb produces more heat, consumes more electricity and leads to global warming,” said Mukherjee a Dwarka resident. A Penguin and a Bulb—debate the cause and effects of climate change at Dilli Haat where theatre is the way to register protest against the use of light bulbs by young environmentalists. "We shouldn't use bulbs because they waste energy," said Suneha, a teacher at KR Mangalam School. Delhi residents are responding in a positive way to the campaign. And if you look around, you can see the signs. “I know the bulb wastes energy so I changed to CFLs on my own,” said Pawan Kumar, a Fruit-seller in Kalkaji area of Delhi. He may not know what global warming is, but he knows that bulbs waste energy. It’s not so hard to figure it out. So if he can do it, so can you. Ban the bulb, save the planet.