Lights out, bitches

So I used to work with this down-ass editor at The Berkshire Eagle named Matt Martinelli. Last winter, he conceived of the idea that we should all turn our lights off to save energy. I KNOW, right? Ridiculous. Conserving energy.

The idea was that businesses would turn off their lights during peak sunlight hours – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – every day, thus utilizing energy and saving money. Companies save cash and resources, we save the planet. Everyone wins! I thought it was pretty damn good idea.

Cut to a year later. Matt’s got a nonprofit called Lights Out, Green In, of which he’s executive director. He also has a wayyy better gig than working at The Eagle – he’s now living in Boston and working at the Boston Herald. We miss you, Mateo!

My ex-boyfriend and friend (thank god because I would die without his support in the newsroom) Chris Carlson is also on the board of LOGI. He was a founding member. I gotta give these guys props, because when they’re mad famous in a few years, we’ll be able to say we gave them press in the beginning.

So don’t be an id – support them and support your planet. Buntology does!

LOGI also helps provide fluorescent light bulbs to low-income folks. That way, poor people can also help save the planet.

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Comments

  1. hmm.. i think i’ve had my room light on and computer on all day. actually i know i have.

    logi rules!

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