The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will hold its annual Energy Tree event on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its headquarters in Kanawha City.
The display allows attendees to provide the power, via hand crank, to light up a traditional 100-bulb incandescent tree or an 800-plus LED bulb, 35-foot tall Energy Tree draped to the side of the WVDEP headquarters. Turning the crank will show the difference in the amount of electricity it takes to light up each tree.
WVDEP staff will be on hand with other energy-related displays – solar racetrack, energy house and “indoor” version of the crank generator – and passing out refreshments. Santa Claus will attend the event as well.
LED lights use 90 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent lights and last up to 50,000 hours. Less energy use equals less pollution.
Starts: 12/06/2018 6:00 PM
Ends: 12/06/2018 7:30 PM