Save Energy Video contest for NYS and low-cost CFLs for NYS educators

Submitted by NYSERDA

2010-02-11 17:10:24

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is in search of shining examples when it comes to saving energy and protecting the environment. By entering the NYSERDA-sponsored Shining Example online video and essay contest, New Yorkers could win a free ENERGY STAR(r) qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) home makeover, a free Home Performance assessment, a chance to be featured in NYSERDA's next television commercial, and other prizes.
New Yorkers will have until May 1, 2010 to enter the contest by submitting a 90-second video or 250-word essay demonstrating why they've switched to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs and what the switch means to them.
10 video winners will be eligible to have portions of their video appear in the Shining Example television ad debuting in fall 2010, receive a free Comprehensive Home Assessment through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and receive a free CFL bulb makeover for themselves and 10 neighbors. 10 essay winners will be eligible to receive a free Comprehensive Home Assessment and free CFL bulb makeover for themselves.
Restrictions may apply. Log on to to get contest rules and updates, see the latest videos, and learn about tips to save energy. Anyone can become a fan of the contest at Facebook and follow it on Twitter.
Additionally, as part of NYSERDA's program to introduce over 16 million compact fluorescent light bulbs into homes statewide, educators may be able to purchase below-cost CFLs for fundraisers and other school-related projects. A number of local retailers and manufacturers can access special funding meant to increase the sales and distribution of ENERGY STAR CFLs. For more information, or to locate a source for low-cost CFLs in your area, please contact Mark Michalski at (see email above).

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