Edison Job Corps Academy helps out with the Project Porchlight Campaign
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Edison Job Corps Academy helps out with the Project Porchlight Campaign

Edison, NJ –Edison Job Corps students volunteered with Project Porchlight at the “21st Annual FestiFall Westfield” in Westfield, NJ distributing 720 compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) to the participants.  Students met earlier with the Project Porchlight Volunteer Outreach Coordinator to get educated about this nonprofit energy efficient campaign, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and the Board of Public Utilities. Students, proudly wearing the Project Porchlight t-shirts, handed out complimentary energy saving light bulbs, which can last from 5-7 years, and use 75% less energy than old fashioned bulbs.  In New Jersey, this million plus bulb campaign has generated $78 million in savings on electricity bills and 295 million pounds of carbon dioxide avoided emission. This event was part of the continued “green “activity opportunities for the Edison Job Corps Academy students, who through their training and life on campus have been exposed to many ways of conserving the energy and preserving the environment.  On campus students use only environmentally safe cleaning solutions, participate in “green” community service and receive a training which prepares them for jobs in the new green economy. 
Gearing toward the “Make a Difference Day” students are looking forward to participate in the local beach clean – up and to assist at the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, NJ to take direct action in waste mitigation.

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