Today’s Blog Mentions

October 4th, 2007

Thanks to Hallie McClave, who wrote about us for Flex Your Power’s e-Newswire and Blog Archives.

Repell-em Blog, Heart of Green, and mom go green also blogged about us today. Thanks, fellow bloggers, for helping us spread the word!

More green publicity

October 4th, 2007

Today we made it into The Daily Green, as well as TreeHugger.

And more to come, I’m sure!

Turn Off The Lights

October 4th, 2007

How much energy do your appliances use?

October 3rd, 2007

A friend asked me if even her flat iron uses electricity if it’s plugged in, but not in use. While I was unable to find out about flat irons, I found a helpful website that explains electricity usage. Generally speaking, anything with a display will draw a charge even if it is off. Appliances that run off transformers also draw a charge. Learn more.

Reminder: Fundraiser at Medjool on Monday, October 8th

October 3rd, 2007

Here’s the Evite.

Lights Out hits the streets!

October 3rd, 2007

Keep an eye out for us around the city this Sunday, October 7th. Our friend Peter, the Teacher with the Bus has graciously offered not one, but BOTH of his veggie oil-fueled buses for us to use to spread the word about LOSF.

Our plan is to transport friends and volunteers in order to pass out CFLs and info, and paint the city with our posters. We’ll start at our office in the Mission, and then head toward the Haight and Golden Gate Park. Track us down and get your FREE energy-efficient light bulb! If you miss us this weekend, we will also be out and about on Sunday, October 14th.

More info to come…

Lights Out on TV!

October 3rd, 2007

Nate appeared today on national news! Check him out on Fox News.

Inhabitat has also featured us on their website.

Lights Out America!

October 2nd, 2007

We’re excited to announce the launch of our nationwide effort. For more information, stay tuned to

Rolling right along…

October 2nd, 2007

According to PG&E, by handing out 100K lightbulbs we will prevent the release of 18,600 tons of green house gases into the air. This is equal to the removal of 2,600 cars off the road permanently!

In other news, MSNBC featured the AP article about LOSF.

The Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning Herald reprinted the LA Times write-up about Nate and LOSF.

Over the past few days, Lights Out LA appeared in several papers and online publications. For more info, please visit

For an interesting look at the “life cycle” of a white board marker and it’s impact on the earth, have a look at Cradle to Grave.

Thanks to a friend, I’m now aware of a low-energy Google search engine. Check it out.

Life at Lights Out

September 30th, 2007

Here’s a taste of life in the Lights Out office:

Nate and Peter get serious…

More images to come!

Lights Out San Francisco is a Tides Center Project