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Friday, March 17, 2006

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES WITH FREE LIGHT GLOBES

CLOVER'S eNEWS - Friday 17 March 2006 - No. 288 EXTRACT :
REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES WITH FREE LIGHT GLOBES

"City of Sydney residents who want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions can receive a free box of energy efficient light bulbs, which are being provided through a joint initiative between the City and Low Energy Supplies and Services (LESS).

Each box contains five 15 watt bulbs, which are equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent globe, but last eight times longer than regular globes. Households who use the bulbs should save about $240 over their lifetime.

Many Australians aren't aware that more than 90 per cent of their electricity is generated by burning coal, which creates greenhouse gas, which in turn contributes to global warming and climate change. Households across the nation generate almost one-fifth of Australia's total greenhouse gases through everyday activities. That's approximately 15 tonnes per household, a high figure considering one tonne would fill a family home.

LESS estimates that 2,000 boxes will potentially help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4,800 tonnes, the equivalent of around 1,066 less cars on the road.

Both bayonet or screw-in bulbs are available and Meals on Wheels recipients may have their globes installed free of charge.

The globes may be obtained by calling into the City of Sydney One Stop Shop in Town Hall House, Neighbourhood Service Centres, Community Centres, Activity Centres and the Watershed in King Street, Newtown.

Information:* www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/environment/GreenhouseAndAirQuality/FreeLightGlobes.asp "

Circulated by:Nichols Street Community Group, Surry Hills-Member City RAGse-mail: nicholsstreet@hotmail.com

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