Friday, December 16, 2005

Here's how you can help!!!!!

Folks- here is the suggested letter to send Oprah!!! Copy and paste it into her "show ideas" email page on Oprah.com. (Incidentally, the $2.3 BILLION figure is based on 50 million kids/bulbs X $46 in electricity costs saved per bulb.)

1. Click on my link to "Oprah's Email!"
2. Copy and Paste the suggested email.
3. Fill in your name, etc..., and send it. Once her email accepts it, you will see a screen that says "Thank You..." I'm asking you to send this in honor of someone you care about, and asking you to mention them by name in your email so that she can connect your concerns with a real person who has a real future on this planet.
4. If you or someone you know is interested in helping in any way with this national event, please leave me a comment on this site- or email me at thebrightidea@gmail.com!

(If her email link does not appear on the right hand side of this page, then please just do the following).
1. Click on the title of this blog "Mr. Luna's Bright Idea" which will take you to my home page, where it does appear!:) Thanks-

Dear Oprah, I've heard about "Mr. Luna's Bright Idea" to give one Compact Fluorescent bulb (CFL) to every child in America. I've heard how this idea will save us billions of dollars in electric costs, and help stop global warming!!! I also believe his plan will help us to move this nation towards an environmentally sustainable future for ourselves and our children, so please help him and his students to help make the world a better place!!!

5. Now please send this to every person who you can think of that might be able to help us !

Thanks so much for your support, your efforts are truly priceless. Together we can make the world a better place in which to live. --Mr. L

135 comments:

Mr. Luna said...

When you're done, leave a quick comment on how you felt about this whole idea. Maybe you can mention a particular concern you may have about our environment that I can mention when I go on her show! -Mr. L

Dr Christian Perring said...

Mr L

This is a GREAT idea. We desparately need to save energy to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and protect ourselves from the dire effects of global climate change. I'm going to send that email to Oprah today.

Faith said...

Mr Luna,

Already did it. Hope everything goes out. Think this is a brilliant idea and my parents think you should get through.

Your student, (P6)
Faith Mobley

Faith said...

Mr Luna,

Told Oprah and handed out papers. Think your idea is brilliant and she shouldn't say no. But, that's what you think too. :)) Well, good luck.

~FaithMobley~

Jamal said...

on the show or after you can say some other concerns besides this if its not to much for her

John Fatuzzo said...

Good job on the blog Mr. Luna, I'll do my best to spread this around. Good luck.

Brian said...

I belive in this idea and think it would help alot. If somthing like this were to happen it would surely point the nation in the right direction and hopefully influence other nations to follow in our footsteps.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!!! Go Mr. Luna!!

Madison said...

Mr.Luna, what a genious idea. This should definitely work out. Good luck, and i hope everything goes well. I made a myspace for this, for all my friends if anyone would like to check it out the website is:
www.myspace.com/global_warmingg.

Good Luck,
Madison

Anonymous said...

I commend you for this idea and hope that even if it doesn't get on air it can be perpetuated through the lighting industry's public awareness, marketing or social action forums. They should love the prospect of having families change over their bulbs throughout their homes.
Jimbo!

Victoria said...

Mr. Luna this is a really great idea. Hope it works. =]

Anonymous said...

This is a for a great cause I thank you Mr.luna for all the nights you stayed up to make this possible and the pizza you promised.

Anonymous said...

i think this idea should work mr.luna goood luckk

Jimmy Beredyn said...

Mr. Luna,
We need to help the enviroment really bad.I know that this will work.This is a great idea and i have allready emailed Opra and told many people about it.

=)
Jimmy Beredyn (P6)

Randazzo said...

Mr. Luna Great idea on savin the us 2.3 bill. on this project hope it works

brian r kaplan said...

way 2 go! i think this would help millions of americans today since we all seem to use more electricity by the moment. i think this would help me as well scince im on the pc around 8 hours a day :)

Anonymous said...

We desperatly need to Fix what we hav done to the enviorment if we screw up the earth we screw up the way we live and later hav to deal with the concequences ... this is going to be in our life time. and if we dont want to have to fix it later we're screwed this project will not only stop using fossile fules for electricity but will also stop global warming

Anonymous said...

good idea mr luna and goos luck .. any way changing the way we live isnt tht hard is it i mean so mabe u unplug the computer at nigh or buy the bulbs , cutting down on the use of fossile fules will help l8r on in life so if this project works we are basically saving out selves

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea, maybe you could mention some of the other problems we have like the unsustainability of our oceans fisheries, or the destruction of rainforests? Good Luck!!!!!

Krystyn said...

Hey Mr Luna

This is such a great idea i think Operah is goin to love the idea too way too go thinking this up Brilliant i hope it goes thro i sent it too everyone on my buddy list soo hopefully they will help us out ~!~

From
Krystyn

Mr. Luna said...

You're right, I didn't sleep for almost a week- but hey, good ideas are worth it!!!!:) -Mr. L

Jaime said...

This idea is extremely well thought out and a remarkable concept. As a teacher, I reach out everyday to educate the future of America. My students, along with all other children are our only hope in helping to save the Earth. We desperately need to make some adjustments to our current lifestyles in order to have a clean livable place in the future. Replacing one light bulb in their house with a CFL light bulb is a simple, yet effective way to save us billions of dollars along with helping to prevent global warming from accelerating.

This website alone has brought much awareness to people of all ages, now the only hope is that Oprah and electric companies will respond to this bright idea!!

Anonymous said...

MR. LUNA.... THIS IS A MARVELOUS IDEA. LETS HOPE AND SEE IF THIS WORKS. I'M PASSING THE LINK TO YOUR BLOG TO ALL MY FRIENDS. GOOD LUCK WITH PROJECT. - CONIGLIARO
P.S. SEE YOU AT 10TH PERIOD ^_^

David Evans said...

Mr. Luna, I hope this works out for you. I'm doing as much as I can, and as soon as I get the chance, I will send this blog to my friends in Trinidad and England. I'm also going to try to make more photocopys of the sheets you gave me, and distribute them to places where friends/family work. I will also give some to my cousin in college, so he can spread the word about this brilliant idea. Who knows, maybe someday if this works out (which hopefully it does) it will be in history books or something along those lines!

I hope the best for this idea, and i told all of my family to buy the CFL's. Hopefully, they'll take it in to consideration.

-Dave Evans

Anonymous said...

I personally think that this is a great idea.I even mentioned it to my family and they're definatlly going to look into getting the compact light bulbs, they're even going to check out the solar pannels. They thought it was cool that you're so into this and that you care so much about the environment. I wrote to Oprah sayin that she should ut you on the show and that it would be absoutly insane if she didnt because this is truly an awesome idea.Good going Mr. Luna!

~Always~
Chelsea Temple

Anonymous said...

Great idea Mr.Luna! I have a feeling this is going to go soemwhere.

Anonymous said...

I hope you plan works, I thinks its a great idea. Your a very sucessful man already even if the plan dosent follow through! Keep up the good work! I will spread the word indeed!

Anonymous said...

Mr.Luna rocks my socks!

Mullen said...

Hey mr Luna
I just wanna say that your idea is very great and i then it is going to work. Maybe you can mention things about the solar panals on the schools

brittany said...

i really think this is a really good idea global warming is only one problem we face in our enviorment if we do this little thing we can make a big difference in the world for us. i hope oprah helps us change the world =]

brittany cammisa (p6)

KenziiexoKenzz said...

MR.LUNA AHH WADDUP MR.LUNA!?!?!
Anyways... I think that its worth all ur time and sleep lost on this idea. =]Yea well i hope my main girl oprah will help u out.. i got conenctions with hur and all.

Christine Z. said...

Hi Mr.Luna I apologize for disturbing your educating of the public when I am going upstairs for biology class. however, i think that your idea is really a very good one, and that oprah should approve. the figures are quite astounding and it really could help better mankind. is there any possibility i could be sent a flourescent lightbulb?
oh yes and i have sent that letter to oprah. good job!

Gabby said...

Mr. Luna-

I think that Oprah will love this idea. And we are sorry for disterbing your class while you are trying to educate the public daily. Hope your bright idea works.

Mark said...

heyy mr luna

I hope Operah lets you be on the show. You should talk about how were poluting the air with all the trucks and factories. Also about how it will affect your kids and something might happen in OUR lifetime .
From
Mark [p6]

Mark said...

Heyy Mr.Luna

I hope Operah lets you be on the show. I think you should talk about how the trucks and factories are poluting the air. Also how global warming can cause something to happen in OUR lifetime. I dont think they can turn something down like this. Me and David posted it on myspace and its going everywhere.

Mark M. [P6]

Anonymous said...

this is a very good idea they work go mr. luna!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

MR LUNA I HOPE THIS WORKS... only u would think of everyone in america having one light bulb UR AN EARTH SAVER !! i hope oprah helps u!!!!

Russell said...

GREAT idea Mr. Luna, I think this will really help save that $2.3 billion and help the enviornment.

-Russell Frohberg

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Luna,

I think this is a brilliant idea. Hope fully it will help global warning. My mom said it was a great idea also. Maybe it will face us in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

i think its a great idea! hope it works .. that would be so cool if you get on the show .. i think that you would help alot .. yeah and i love oprah!!

Anonymous said...

After your done with this global warming won't be nothing

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU MR LUNA!


I WILL SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY!

DEREK DILLON$$$$ said...

save the environment it didn't do anything to anybody
and it saves money$$$$


TOGEHTHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Rebecca P said...

SAVE THE PENGUINS!!
Go Mr. Luna!!

Anonymous said...

Mr Luna:

This is a very well thought up plan. Everyone that helps can help save themselves from destroying the earth and everything on it so if you make it on Oprah you can really make a difference in the world

Anonymous :-] Good Luck

Ashley said...

Mr. Luna -

Your idea is great and is potentially what can stop many of the environmental problems our world faces today. I will definately tell others of your 'bright'idea! I just sent an email to Oprah - GOOD LUCK!!!!

tori said...

greatt idea. ♥

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a great idea. Our environment is such an important issue- maybe you could mention deforestation on Oprah??

NiCOLE said...

i love your idea
i already have 2
of those lightbulbs
in my house.
theyre up and running ^_^
well i hope this
idea really works
and you can be on oprah.

Anonymous said...

i already bought 2 CFL's and i wanna go buy some more

this idea should work,
i love the idea

Anonymous said...

Great Idea oprah will probably help

Diana said...

Mr. Luna
Great idea! I finally got to post to Oprah and have sent out emails to all I know. Good Luck- I hope we get some publicity for this-- maybe a newspaper article is in order?
Also, another score--- ANWR drilling was taken out of the defense bill by the Senate-- let's hope this stewardship of earth continues!

Anonymous said...

good idea

Anonymous said...

i hope this idea works you can save the nature good luck

Mr. Luna said...

Thanks so much to all who have posted comments so far... There are sooooo many more people who have emailed her than have commented, so i want to say thanks for making a quick comment here too. -Mr. L

Anonymous said...

heyy mr luna i think your idea will be very success full in many ways
danny

abraham said...

i think it is greaat wut ur trying to do to help save our planet i hope ur idea works

Anonymous said...

mr luna

Goood luck on getting this thing going hope to see it begin to work soon eventually opra will notice it

Anonymous said...

GREAT PLAN MR. LUNA TOGETHER WE COULD DO IT.
I HOPE OPRAH WILL MAKE YOUR BRIGHT IDEA COME TRUE. MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SUPPORT YOU.
A PARENT OF ONE OF YOUR 8TH GRADE STUDENT.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Luna i think your idea about the (CFL) Bulb is a very bright idea specially if its concerning the global warming any change that can make our enviroment a better place deserves a chance.. good luck

jennifer marie said...

Mr Lunda -- only you would come up with just an GREAT idea, you have everyones support.

goodluck.

Jennifer B. said...

Mr.Luna i think your idea about (CFL) Bulbs is a very smart idea. concerning global warming, any change to make our enviroment a better place definitely deserves a chance.. good luck

phillip mastropasqua said...

I like your great idea mr.Luna


(Jessica Mastropasqua's)
(Brother)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Luna
this a brilliant idea. Maybe now this will face us in the right direction.W e need the fix global warming. i have comment oprah already so tha good.

Anonymous said...

Great idea Mr. Luna, I emailed Oprah and I can't wait until you're on the show!!!! Nice job!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Luna!
I love your idea! I think it will change a lot of things in the world and I also think it will change a lot of peoples mind about the whole event! I commented Oprah but I'm guess to many are commenting her so it didn't go through! Well i will keep on trying! Love your idea!!

Sincerely,
Kellie G.

Mi$$ Rhodie William$ said...

Go Mr Luna!!!! hope ur plan works!!! dont worry ill bother oprah....c ya in class

-1-

Kim Duffy said...

Mr. Luna, this is a terrific idea!! I really hope it works!! I already e-mailed oprah and I hope she helps too. Good luck spreading the word!!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT IDEA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT IDEA!! ..i emailed Oprah and sent it to everyone i know!

Maegan said...

GREAT JOB MR. LUNA YOUR SMART =]!! COME ON OPRAH WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN ALL WE NEED IS YOUR HELP I ♥ YOUR SHOW AND IT WOULD BE SOO COOL IF MR.LUNA WAS ON IT =]!! LOVE MAEGAN BITLER

Anonymous said...

I sent the e-mail and yeah, this soundslike a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea - I hope it works! Climate change IS happening - and the sooner people start taking action the better off we'll ALL be

Anonymous said...

Great Idea Mr Luna!
I just finish sending Oprah an email. This great idea will help everyone, hopefully she will respond and help you help us!

Way to go!

Anonymous said...

heyyy.mr l
i think u have a great idea

Jennifer R said...

I absolutely love your idea to give every kid in America a compact fluorescent bulb. I don't think many people realize how much energy their wasting for bulbs that are harmful to the environment. I wish you good luck in getting on Oprah and spreading your great idea!

eleni said...

Brilliant idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have already told my friends in Greece, Germany, and the United Kingdom and some states in the U.S., and I still have a few countries to go!! I hope I'm helping out, and I hope the idea works.. alot of people have mentioned it on their websites already.


-Eleni //P.6//

ashley ewen said...

dear mr.luna,

your idea sounds really amazing .. it would be wonderful if every kid in America got a compact fluorescent bulb .. i could only imagine how happy and thankful they would be.. i hope your idea gets on oprah! i wish you all the luck i have and all the luck in the worldd .. great idea! :)

Oscar K said...

Dear Mr.Luna

I think this is a great idea trying to save money in our world. Maybe one day we could get some new things in our school from saving money. Well I wish you the best and good luck. Hope you make the Oprah show.

nick sciotto said...

mr luna ur crazy but hopefully it works i think it would be funny to see you on oprah

Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Hi Mr L!

I didn't read through the 79 comments before mine, so I don't know if this has already been suggested. But I recently read that solar roof tiles are available for housing. They look like regular roofs, but are solar panels. I think they should be adopted as "building code" for every new house built in America.

It's been my longstanding belief that every home should have a solar roof, a windmill, and a sewage treatment plant.

Why not?

Maybe someday...

~Ann

Anonymous said...

Nice idea. Would love to see it happen. You ought to contact grist.org, treehugger.com, greenlagirl.com, makower.typepad.com/joel_makower and others to help spread the word.

Anonymous said...

And this coming from a middle school named after Robert Moses, no less.

Anonymous said...

Ken- I am awed by your unbridled enthusiasm to help BILLIONS of people that you do not even know. You are an example of an ordinary person looking ot do something great for mankind. The reason I am in support of your movement is because I believe in 'small' people making a real difference in this world.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! And we could spread the fun around - compact fluorescent bulbs could be gifts to anyone from anyone.

meg walsh.... said...

Mr.Luna i think what you are trying to do is great. this could really help us in the long run nd help prevent global warming. i have sen to this 2 a few ppl. just to try and help. i hope this works...
Meg W.

Anonymous said...

I think that this is an amazing idea....good luck

Anonymous said...

this is a great idea

Anonymous said...

I think this is a terrific idea, and I think that Oprah should support it as well. Global Warming is real, and we need to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

i think this is a great idea.. i think this is really going to go somewhere i hope it does.I emailed Oprah for you..See you in class.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. The bottom line is that we need to do something about global warming- and this can also help americans save money- this is terrific- good luck!!!

Randazzo said...

hey mr luna ... i was whachin tv today n found this thing that has an ozone guard it cleans the smog and pulloted air and turns it in to clean oxygen and i wondered would it work if we made these things smaller small enough to stick into a car tail pipe and clean the air that comes out the back i have the website its

http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/sku__SI861SNX/pcatid__1/catid__101

if you get a chance e-mail me at Cjr792@optonline.net

thnx

Miranda said...

dear mr luna
i think your idea is amazing and very impressive..i never realized how much money the world wastes on energy ..this could change the world..good luck

Mr. Luna said...

It is amazing how much money we waste on energy, isn't it??? Just think how many better uses we have for that money???? -Mr. L

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Luna,

Wes and I sent an e-mail to Oprah...hopefully she will be able to help help all of us to stop global warming.

Thanks -
Laura S.

Dave Evans said...

I hope everyone is having a great vacation and spreading the word about Mr. Luna's idea!

- Dave Evans

Anonymous said...

Good Job Mr. Luna!!

John Fatuzzo said...

same as Dave!!

Kevin said...

Dear Mr. Luna,

I added your blog to Google Search so more people know about it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Luna,

I added your blog to a couple search engines so people can find it easier.

Mr. Luna said...

Thanks so much for your help, I've added it to a few databases as well- should anyone else have any ideas on how we can get this message out please feel free to do so! -Mr. L

Chris Vernon said...

Hello, just come across your site. I wrote an article about compact florescent light bulbs from a UK perspective recently, thought you might be interested: Lights Out For Incandescents

EdWonk said...

Good luck with your project! We've linked this post over at The Education Wonks.

mike said...

Michael Senk said,

Ive heard what your are doing and i think this is a really good idea.
Hopefully you gte through to Oprah and conquer your mission. Good luck :)

John Fatuzzo said...

We're coming along great, we're almost there Mr. Luna. Let's keep it going everyone whos helping out!

John

Emily said...

Mr. Luna - I am linking you on my site. Good luck!

jeanette said...

this idea can really help change the world we live in today and make a great impact on our lives. It takes people like mr luna to open up everyones eyes to what is going on in the world today. good job mr luna.

Kevin said...

Mr. Luna,

I've created the following website, which links to your blog. This has been added to Google as well.

http://www.brightidea.us.tf/

You know who I am. (Hint:piano lessons)

Kevin said...

Mr. Luna,

Oprah is on your side! Check out the number 3 way to slow down global warming on the link below:

http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200510/tows_past_20051027_c.j

Anonymous said...

i think it a great idea.

from sasha coba

intiendes said...

People with great hearts :) thats good

natalie said...

mr luna this is a great we really do need to save energy from being in your class last year we learned a lot about global warming so this is a great idea to do this
-natalie rosella

Kris Williams said...

As a teacher, I try to educate my students about the advantages of fluorescent bulbs over incandescent. I have replaced several in my own home as well. Good luck in this worthwhile endeavor!

dude said...

mr. luna- this is such a cool idea. i think you will get very far with it. i hope everyone buys these lightbulbs because they're worth it!!!!!!!!! so yeah i love the idea and i support it and that's all i have to say for now so best of luck and i'll see you in school

-the dude :]

SassPeress said...

This is a great blog. We have CFL lamps, solar chargers and other stuff to help reduce the electric bill and our dependency on foreign oil. If you are interested, I write about this and other related solar power topics in my own blog at www.sassperess.com.

Being the CEO of a solar company is one of the best jobs I could have dreamed of. I commend you on your efforts.

Sass Peress
CEO
ICP Solar

Fiona xoxo said...

wow Mr Luna!

Don't stop in America! Let's make this international!

I'm now directing Aussies to your site!

Fiona

CFLbulbs said...

Mr Luna,

I commend you on your thoughts and action. We have linked to you from our website and encourage our users to support your efforts. We are a small CFL news and educational resource and invite those who may desire basic compact fluorescent info to visit us at CFLbulbs.com.

I have emailed Oprah, encourage our visitors to do the same, and invite you to contact me if we may be of further assistance.

Randy Fisk -- Editor
CFLbulbs.com

Anonymous said...

a group in canada did something similar recently. except they went around and gave one to each household.

LJ said...

hello Mr. Luna and class,
sending support from Canada; congratulations on a great approach for raising awareness, not just reaching America, but also people watching Oprah in Canada and elsewhere!

xamox said...

I just did this about 2 months ago in my apartment and switched all the bulbs that I could and have decreased my electric bill from $60/month to $25/month. I about shit when I got the bill. What you should do is buy something called the kill-o-watt that measures wattage consumption and test the 2 and actually show how much of a difference they can make.

Mr. Luna said...

The thing is that people just don't realize this for some reason- So my students and I are hoping that this endeavor helps them to realize what a positive thing this is! -kenny

kenny said...

my moms been flipping out about the electric bill, so a few of these could help. i'm emailing oprah, sending this to friends, and doing what ever i can to help. by the way, this may be completely off subject, but if this all goes good you should check into solar power, i've been looking at a lot of that recently, you should look into it a little more, if you havent already... :)

-kenny (the cracker)

Mr. Rigano said...

Mr. Luna I have to say that your idea is a awsome idea. I'm so helping you out with this one. I'm doing my best in emailing Oprah, CNN, Fox News, and many more.

good luck with everything.

Mr. Rigano said...

Mr. Luna I have to say that your idea is a awsome idea. I'm so helping you out with this one. I'm doing my best in emailing Oprah, CNN, Fox News, and many more.

good luck with everything.

Mr. Luna said...

Thanks so much, I appreciate your help- I can't wait for the basketball game, and our press conference too- we're going to make a tremendously positive difference in north babylon. -kenny

Happy (James Bauer) Pancakes said...

This is a good idea and I think it'll work. Good luck mr.luna.

jimbo said...

nice idea...congrats from s.c.

Anonymous said...

how can you tell us to save energy when you drive a sports utility vehicle?

Mr. Luna said...

Easy. I bought that SUV almost 6 years ago, when i was much younger and really didn't understand the tremendous threat that global warming poses. Had I known then what I know now, I simply wouldn't have. It's just that simple. -kenny

JT said...

Mr. Luna I think you can really get some where with this idea. THANK YOU for helping kids across America and the environment.

JT said...

Mr. Luna when are you going to have another give away of the light bulbs? I thought your last give away at the High School was cool.

JT said...

Mr. Luna when will you have a charity event again? I mean giving away the light bulbs?

Mr. Luna said...

We won't be able to have another charity event for awhile, but we will be distributing whatever light bulbs did not go out on march 30th through the schools:)
-Mr. L

melissa nd katelyn said...

yo mr luna great idea......hope u get on oprah!!! see u in class (p7)
(dont hurt the old mans feelings)



melissa nd katelyn

Anonymous said...

Hey mr. luna whats up
if mr. luna wasn't so old he could have a haircut like Chris Philips lol (p.7 likes chris's hair)

This idea is so good and i think it will go far

<3 someone from ur p.7 class
p.s who could it be!!!!!!!!