31 December 2007

Times Square New Years' Eve Ball is "Green"!

Now you have an Eco-story to tell your friends when you all are watching the ball drop on TV (or in person!) tonight...

"New York City is celebrating one of it’s most famous Times Square traditions- the New Year’s Eve ball drop. This year however, NYC will also be starting a new tradition. The famous ball is officially going green!

The 1,415-pound ball will be covered in more than 9,500 energy-efficient light-emitting diodes that will illuminate the ball’s over 600 crystals and set the sky a blazin’. Officials say that the LEDs are estimated to use the same amount of electricity as about 10 toasters."

photo and story credit: Ecorazzi

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