lamp breakage releases up to one ton of mercury annually into the air -- National Electrical Manufacturers association

about 600 million fluorescent lamps are discarded annually in the u.s. -- EPA

by the year 2020, world energy consumption is projected to increase by 50 percent, or an additional 207 quadrillion BTUs. If the

global consumption of renewable energy sources remains constant, the world's available fossil fuel reserves will be consumed in 104 years, or early in the 22nd century -- u.s. department of Energy