CFL Bulbs

Protecting and conserving the environment should be a concern for all of us sharing the planet, and if you want to do your part then you can combine this with some fundraising as well.

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs make use of around 75 percent less energy when lit than the standard incandescent bulbs we're used to. These bulbs produce less heat as they work and thus reduce the need for cooling in the home — if every household switched just one standard light bulb with a CFL bulb, it would save enough energy over the course of 12 months to light up over three million homes.

Planning a CFL bulb sale isn't difficult. Work together with a local merchant you've made a connection with to buy these energy saving bulbs in bulk at a lower price. You can then sell them on using a specific venue or by going door-to-door. The markup is up to you, but it should be small — around $2 a bulb is a good ballpark figure.

It's important that your volunteer salesmen and women can explain why the CFL bulbs are beneficial to potential customers. Those who support your event can feel doubly good about helping your organization and saving the environment too.

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