Council in green giveaway

by GreenWire.org.uk. Published Thu 23 Jul 2009 00:34
Haringey residents were given energy-saving freebies

Haringey council officers were out in the London borough last week offering free green goodies to residents who pledged to take action to tackle climate change.

The officers conducted a door-to-door exercise, giving green gifts to residents who agreed to take seven easy measures that could save them money and also help the environment, such as using less water to flush the toilet or switching to energy-saving light bulbs.

The freebies included energy-saving bulbs, toilet cistern water savers and other environmentally sound giveaways.

The gift packs were provided through the Local Government Association's ‘Small Change, Big Difference Week’, which aimed to demonstrate councils' commitment to the green agenda and encourage locals to do so too.

Those who made the promise were also given a special card for their fridge, reminding them of their pledge. The team also helped residents to identify whether they’re eligible for free or subsidised energy-saving measures through their energy supplier.

The council's environment chief, Brian Haley, said: "We are already committed to the green agenda but it's nice to be able to offer our residents the chance to use things they have not considered, such as the water savers.

“Haringey is always interested in any new ways in which we can strengthen enthusiasm to conserve energy and everyone on the doorsteps seemed genuinely pleased they had been called on."



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