Friday, April 11, 2008
Go Green, Save Green during Light Bulb Exchanges at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Get 2-for-1 same-day aquarium admission by trading in energy-hungry light bulbs and lamps
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoDates: Saturday April 19, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Here's a bright idea: Join the global effort to slow climate change and cut down your energy bill at the same time. On four select Saturdays at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, trade in old light bulbs and torchiere lamps for new, energy-efficient models - for free - and get 2-for-1 same-day aquarium admission.
Light bulb exchanges at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
On April 19, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16, San Diego County residents can exchange up to five 75-watt or higher incandescent light bulbs and/or up to two halogen torchiere lamps (bring entire fixture) for compact fluorescent lights - a combined savings of more than $100 - while supplies last. The new models use 75 percent less energy than regular incandescent bulbs, create 75 percent less heat and last 10 times as long. Also, bring expired compact fluorescent bulbs to the event for proper disposal.
Participants must a bring a copy of their current San Diego Gas & Electric utility bill and/or a California ID to prove San Diego County residency.
Once inside the gates, explore Birch Aquarium at Scripps' newest exhibit, Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge. Through hands on-activities, videos and visuals, learn the scientific facts of climate change and discover tips for reducing carbon emissions.
Birch Aquarium's light bulb exchanges run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the aquarium entrance and are offered through a partnership with SDG&E and the City of San Diego.
Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$11 Adult, 18+
$9 Senior, 60+
$7.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Scripps Oceanographic Society Members
From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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