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Want to win prizes and save on energy? Then take the Truckee Green Challenge

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Amanda Rae entered the Truckee Green Challenge to show off her lightbulb idea. Show us your Green ideas by entering the Truckee Green Challenge at www.sierrasun.com/truckeegreenchallenge.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is sponsoring the inaugural Truckee Green Challenge for customers of the Utility District.

Log onto http://www.sierrasun.com/truckeegreenchallenge and submit your photos and essays up to 500 words through April 24, 2010, that document energy and water conservation in your home or business.

Entries will be judged in three categories: home, business and student. Enter early to allow for tons of voting! Online voting will begin in April and winners will be announced at Earth Day!

Hereand#8217;s one submission we received last week:

Description: Hi! My name is Amanda Rae and I am 10 years old. I have 2 different houses which makes it hard for my parents to pay for the bills. I did many different projects but my favorite was exchanging my lamp light bulbs for energy efficient light bulbs. This morning I wanted to read when I woke up to get my mind off of the dream I just had. It was still dark out so I would need my lamp. So I tried to turn on my lamp, but my light bulb had burned out. Instead of not reading and going to sleep, I got out my energy efficient light bulbs that I got from the Envirolution Trashion show at my school. Soon I put my light bulb in! I am very proud that I changed my old light bulb to my new energy efficient light bulb! Now I am almost done with my book!!!!!! :O)