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10,000 Free Energy-Saving Light Bulbs to be Given Away

Posted 21 November 2007

10,000 Bulb Give-Away

The Newport 21 Group is hosting an energy saving awareness event in the town’s Market Square where they will be giving away 10,000 FREE ENERGY-SAVING LIGHT BULBS on Friday 30th November between 8-30am and 3pm.

Members of Newport 21 are being assisted by students and staff from Harper Adams University College to distribute the energy-saving light bulbs that last up to eight years to members of the community. Surplus bulbs will be offered to local care homes and community organisations.

The Light Bulb Give-Away is part of an initiative to raise awareness and help Newport make a commitment to sustainability which includes energy efficiency, conservation, recycling, biodiversity and appreciation of local produce. This is the first of many events that will be taking place over the forthcoming year.

Gaynor Orton, Treasurer of Newport 21 said “The Light Bulb Give Away is an excellent opportunity to assist people become more energy efficient and aware of the various methods available for householders to be more environmentally sustainable. We literally have thousands of bulbs for the local community to take away to try out in their homes. The benefits of using energy-saving light bulbs are quite considerable with significant reductions in individual carbon footprints with the added advantage of reduced household energy bills.”

For further information on the Light Bulb Give Away, future events and about becoming involved with Newport 21 please contact Gaynor Orton, e-mail: gorton@harper-adams.ac.uk or Andrea Humphries, e-mail: ahumphries@harper-adams.ac.uk Tel: 01952 815387

Editors Notes:

·  The 10,000 energy saving bulbs have been supplied by e-on.
·  It has been agreed that 75% of the bulbs be given to those on benefits and pensions including; state pension, child tax credit, working tax credit, council tax supplement, housing benefit, income support, income-based job seekers allowance, attendance allowance, disability allowance, war disablement pension and mobility supplement. 

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