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Posted on: June 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] GreenLights Program is ON!

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May 29, 2019

GREENLIGHTS is Coming to a Farmers Market Near You

 EcoAction Partners is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 GREENLIGHTS program, an LED light bulb rebate program sponsored by the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) and local municipalities. The program will launch June 1 and will run through June 29, 2019.

New to the program: the extremely discounted LED light bulbs will be available at your local Farmers Market, so when you go to pick up your fresh produce, you can also purchase LED light bulbs – many for just $1! Participating regional Farmers Markets include Telluride, Mountain Village, Norwood, and Nucla. 

“We are thrilled to offer GREENLIGHTS again to the local community and now through local Farmers Markets,” says Heather Knox, Executive Director of EcoAction Partners. “Our mission is to encourage regional residents and businesses to switch over to LED light bulbs to save money, reduce energy, and ultimately reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions,” says Knox. 

Funding for GREENLIGHTS comes from SMPA, local governments, and the Telluride Foundation. Purchasers will need to bring their SMPA bill or have the SMPA Smart Hub app on their phone to verify their service address and SMPA account number.

“There are many perks that come with switching over to LED light bulbs,” says Knox. “It has been reported that each LED light bulb can save you between $30 and $80 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. To put this into perspective, think about how many light bulbs your home or business currently uses, and then think about how much you could save if you switched over to LED light bulbs,” says Knox.

SMPA supports the GREENLIGHTS special promotional program by allowing the SMPA light bulb rebates to be assessed at the time of purchase. Further, local municipalities are matching 50 percent of the SMPA rebate. A special thank you the Town of Telluride, Mountain Village, Ridgway, and Ouray, as well as San Miguel and Ouray Counties for supporting this funding match. Also a special thank you to the Telluride Foundation that provides funding for west-end residents in Paradox, Nucla and Naturita in lieu of Montrose County funding.

For more information about the program, dates of regional Farmers Markets, LED light bulb selection and pricing, and what to bring to verify your SMPA account number, please visit EcoAction Partners' website.

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