EARTH DAY came and went as it does every year, but this year it triggered a lot of emotional feelings in me. After viewing "An inconvenient truth" last year and shows on the discovery channel about global warming, I feel an obligation to do something. We can't deny that global warming is in effect and we're feeling the results of what we've created here on our planet (with snow falling for the first time in Japan in over 130 yrs and here in Vegas when it rarely EVER snows). We need to stop worrying about flickers in lights and humming sounds, and place as many of these ENERGY efficient bulbs throughout our homes. I purchased a few of them yesterday and placed them in & will purchase more the end of this month. The bulbs i purchased from WalMart do not make any noise or flicker. I agree, they're more expensive but last so much longer and will decrease your energy bill. Did you know over its lifetime, one compact fluorescent bulb prevents 1,000 - 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from heating the atmosphere. So, if we all replaced five of our high-use household incandescents with compact flourescents we'd collectively prevent "more than one trillion pounds of greenhouse gases" from entering the air. I think that is a huge improvement! Hope this will inspire you all to take action while decorating your homes. Join the Global Warming Virtual March.