Our Executive Director, Lorraine, now a Lane County Master Recycler, participated in a county wide flourescent lamp roundup in October. Lane County residents who recycled their flourescent lamps were educated on the importance of replacing incandescent lamps with CFLs (compact flourescent lamps). CFLs use about a quarter of the power of incandescent bulbs. For example, a 15 watt CFL produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb (approximately 900 lumens or 60 lumens per watt). Since CFLs use about 1/4 of the energy of incandescent bulbs they are a key part of efforts to fight climate change. In Lane County, residents can recycle CFLs for free at participating buisnesses. If you replaced one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, you save over 500 pounds of coal and over 1/2 a ton of CO2 emissions.