Thursday, November 15, 2012

We can all make a difference one Simple Service Project at a Time #GELightingCFK #CBias

My son donating school supplies and GE smart bulbs to his principal
One way to help children is to donate to our public schools...

On November 8th, I wrote a blog post telling everyone about GE Lighting generously donating Energy Smart Longer Life Light Bulbs to my son's school. During the month of November, GE Lighting has partnered with Champions for Kids, an organization that encourages people to give to children via simple service projects in their community, to teach classrooms and charities how to save energy and money by switching out regular lightbulbs for energy smart ones.

I and my son were given the opportunity by Collective Bias and GE Lighting to be part of a Champions for Kids simple service project to donate GE smart energy lightbulbs and school supplies purchased at my local Walmart store to my son's public school.

Our donation of school supplies and GE smart bulbs 
Today, my son and I packed up the donation and took the bag of supplies and GE smart energy bulds to his school.  We met with the principal, Ms. Livingston to explain the donation and get her thoughts on the importance of parents doing simple service projects that directly impact kids and the importance of teaching kids and staff at schools how to conserve energy.

Schools need our help
FIML: What do you think of Champions for Kids partnership with GE Lighting to encourage parents to give back to kids through simple service projects?

Principal Livingston: I am thrilled about the partnership between GE and Champions for Kids. At our school, we talk a lot about ways in which our students can provide services and support to the community. When parents and other companies or organizations echo this message it only reinforces it for our students.

FIML: How is your school focusing on energy awareness with students and staff?

Principal Livingston: We have discussed a few ways in which students can conserve energy like turning off the lights when a room is not being used and using natural light as an alternative to electricity. Any small change can make a huge impact if we all commit to doing it.

Find out your savings from changing out one 60 watt bulb
As part of the donation, I included a copy of the GE Lighting Teachers Kit which includes lesson plans on teaching kids about conserving energy. The kit teaches that CFL lighting uses 70 - 75% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs. Teaching our kids to save energy also saves money and is better for the environment too. Less energy used in homes and businesses means less pollution from power generation.

These GE smart bulbs pay for themselves in no time flat...
Energy education is one way that we can leave a better planet for our kids. I truly believe that If we all could do at least one simple service project to help kids, the collective impact could be life changing.

Take the GE energy smart® Challenge and enter to WIN $100 Walmart Gift Card each day in November

Want to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card? Just take the GE Energy Smart Challenge by using the GE energy smart® Savings Calculator to estimate how many bulbs your family or group could change in your home or business. Then nominate a classroom or charity to have a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card. Champions for Kids will randomly select one nomination to win each day during the month of November!

Click here to take the GE Energy Smart Challenge and nominate a classroom or business. And be sure to "Like" the Champions for Kids' Facebook page to see the winners announced each week.

Here's to the kids,

Disclosure: As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasChampions for Kids and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric

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