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For Immediate Release: October 24, 2006
Media Contact: Chris Graillat - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

at Governor's Mansion

Sacramento - Students join several state agencies, Flex Your Power, SMUD and PG&E at the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento to promote a simple light bulb change that can save California $74.7 million a year in energy costs and keep 974 million pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.


  Friday, October 27, 2006, 11 a.m.



Governor's State Historic Mansion
1526 H Street (16th and H Streets), Sacramento.



Area winners of the California Energy Commission's Energy Calendar children's art contest, the Energy Commission, California State Parks, Flex Your Power, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E).



This event promotes the Change a Light, Change the World campaign to show that consumers can preserve our country's energy resources and reduce the risks of global climate change by switching to lighting that has earned the government's ENERGY STAR® for energy efficiency.

With the days growing shorter and daylight saving time just around the corner-October 29 is the day clocks are turned back one hour-the ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World campaign encourages consumers to cut their lighting bills by switching to energy-saving fluorescent bulbs. The campaign continues through November 30. This is also a great time to make sure your house is ready for winter.

More information on switching to energy efficient lighting and weatherizing your home-as well as daylight saving time facts and tips - is available on the California Energy Commission's web site at


In addition to this event, the Governor's Mansion will also host the "Mansion After Dark" Halloween event for the public from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., October 27-28. For more information, call 916-323-3047 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.

Note: To confirm attendance and obtain parking information and permits, please contact Chris Graillat at 916-654-4989 by 5 p.m. October 26.

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