GOOD Video: How One Small Business Lights the Way for Sustainability


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Though LED lights are a popular choice for all kinds of uses today, Mark Costigliola, founder of EarthLED, began selling LED lighting solutions online to consumers in 2007 when they were less commonly used. LED lights contain no mercury or hazardous substances and are also more efficient at using energy. The site really took off in 2008, and since then Costigliola has been helping consumers and businesses save 50 to 80 percent on their lighting costs.

Based in Colorado, Costigliola extends sustainable practices to all aspects of his business and office space–so much so that last year EarthLED was able to sell power back to the grid after generating an excess. Watch the video above to see how EarthLED found a way to implement environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of their business.