CFL Exchange

Oct 25
We're rounding the corner into the final week of the 100,000 Better Bulbs Blitz, and so far there are about 60,000 CFLs out there, finding new homes where they'll help residents save energy and save money. Great job to all the school and community groups who are taking part in this massive campaign!

As of Oct. 24, here are the rankings for the school competition:
1. Moanalua High School - 6,000 bulbs
2. Kamehameha Elementary School - 5,500 bulbs
3. (TIE) Farrington High School and Waimalu Elementary School - 2,000 bulbs

Ready, set, swap... The winning school gets a bonus $1,000! One week to go.

Special kudos to the Kailua Girls AYSO soccer club for exchanging—get this—a whopping 4,500 bulbs so far!

Go get your free CFLs!
Upcoming events and exchange locations:

Lanakila Baptist   *   Main office   *   Mon-Fri throughout October, 7:30am-3:30pm
Malama Learning Center   *   Kapolei HS Farmer's Market   * Every Thursday in October, 3:00-6:30pm
Ka‘ala Elementary   *   Main office   *   Oct. 24-Oct. 28, 7:15-8:15am / 12:30-2:30pm
St. Elizabeth School   *   Main office   *   Mon-Fri throughout October, 7:30am-3:00pm
St. Elizabeth Church   *   Church Rectory   *   Mon-Fri throughout October, 9:00am-3:30pm
Koko Head Elementary   *   Main Office   *   Oct. 27 morning
Kailua AYSO U19 Girls   *   Windward Mall Farmers Market   *  Throughout October
Nanakuli High School   *   Cafeteria   *   School days throughout October, mornings

View Blue Planet's 100,000 Better Bulbs Blitz in a larger map
Oct 16
2011 wrote about the Blue Planet Foundation community-based CFL exchange on the island of Molokai.  

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Sep 30


Have you seen the newest Currents Magazine from KIUC? Check it out!

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KOLOA Elementary School students participated in a CFL exchange fundraiser.

Jul 18

Congratulations to the Friends of Ko‘olau Clubhouse for completing their C.F.L. fundraiser, teaching their community about energy efficiency, and earning $400 to boot. Thanks for the photo, Ko‘olau Clubhouse friends! If your group is interested in participating in Blue Planet's C.F.L. program, you can apply right here.

Jun 16

Why, yes we did. As part of our C.F.L. (Conserve, Fundraise, Learn) program, Blue Planet will help your local organization or student group raise money by giving you energy-saving bulbs (CFLs and/or LEDs, depending on supplies) to exchange for old-style, incandescent bulbs in your community. For every bulb you exchange, up to 1,000 bulbs, we'll pay you $0.40. It's a fast, easy, and beneficial way to earn $400.

Watch the video clip above: Tamba explains the program to Kirk Matthews on KHON's morning show. To sign up, visit our CFL fundraiser page.

Jan 03

This independent blogger out of India sees the Molokai CFL exchange as a success story and is suggesting the model for Indian cities & towns. 

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Sep 08


"Hawai‘i’s Blue Planet Foundation wants to share an inspiring success story. By way of background, our current mission is to end Hawai‘i’s dependence on fossil fuels and pave the way for a clean energy future for the Islands—within a decade. Right now, a whopping 90 percent of our energy comes from imported oil. Entirely unsustainable. So, how to accomplish such a daunting task? Well, with lots of bold ideas, followed by passion and action. During a brainstorming session, we thought, “What if we changed out every energy-gobbling incandescent bulb on the island of Moloka‘i?” The whole island? That would be an audacious goal, indeed."

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Clearing the Path for Clean Energy