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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reston's Vibrant Economy, pt. 17: How the Reston Home Depot singlehandedly solved the global warming crisis

Reston's awesome Home Depot(tm), which is a great place to wander around and stare randomly at various home-improvement implements like doors and huge sheaths of siding (hopefully they're up to snuff in the Cluster of the Year(tm)!) and terlets and whatnot before buying a tacky potted plant and a box of Tic-Tacs and slinking out the door, apparently just singlehandedly solved the global warming crisis, with a little help of coal-plant loving Dominion power:

Jenna Caudillo of Falls Church, Va., today purchased the 1 millionth compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb sold under Dominion Virginia Power's discount program for the energy- and money-saving bulbs. Caudillo purchased the bulb at The Home Depot in Reston.

"At our house we try to do little things to reduce the impact on the environment and save money," said Caudillo. "We have found replacing regular bulbs to be a simple and cost-effective way to reduce our electric bill and help the environment without any noticeable change to our lifestyle. And of course, it helps to have the discount, too."
Problem solved! So feel free to drive your Escalade to the Home Depot parking lot, crank up the AC, and leave it idling while you go inside to buy a new charcoal grill or six.

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