Tweetcon, long-lasting bulb mark Earth Day

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In the annual remembrance of Earth Day — which fell on April 22 this year — various groups turned to new ways to highlight environmental issues. Rappler, for example, conducted a Twitter discussion, using #SaveTheTrees as hashtag, to focus on the importance of forests and how to protect them. The 3-hour online chat mainly delved into the contentious definition of forests, the threats they face, and ways to address the problem. Meantime, a long lasting LED bulb by electronics firm Philips hit the shelves and retailed for $50. The 10-watt light bulb, which was packaged to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to the standard 60-watt incandescent bulb, can last an impressive 27.4 years. 

Read more about the #SaveTheTrees discussion and the 20-year-long light bulb on Rappler

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