(St. John’s, NL): takeCHARGE has donated over 21,000 energy efficient LED light bulbs to a number of local, non-profit organizations and other groups that provide support within communities across Newfoundland and Labrador through Make the Switch. These groups will distribute the energy efficient bulbs to individuals and families in their network or use the donation in their facilities to help them save energy and money!
“The takeCHARGE team is thrilled to partner with these groups in our communities,” says Stephanie Daley, Manager of Energy Conservation with Newfoundland Power. “We’re committed to providing customers with information, tools and programs to help them be more energy efficient and save money.”
“Changing a light bulb is a small action, but these LEDs come with energy savings that will last and make a difference, “ says Carl Bishop, Manager, Customer Care & Energy Efficiency with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “We are proud to partner with our communities.”
Each partnership in this Make the Switch initiative provided unique opportunities for people to use LED light bulbs. For instance, by working with Colemans we were able to give bulbs to seniors during dedicated shopping hours on National Seniors Day. The Newfoundland and Labrador Community Food Sharing Association (CFSA) used their centres throughout the province to distribute bulbs to help families in need become more energy efficient at home and save money.
Maria Walbourne, from the Fogo Heritage and Recreation Society says, “We are very pleased with the free LED light bulbs that were provided to us. We have been able to deliver and install the bulbs in museums, seniors housing, churches and community centres. Once again, thank you.”
“We were delighted to distribute these bulbs to newcomer families,” said Megan Morris, Executive Director of the Association for New Canadians. “This generous donation by takeCHARGE is helping to raise awareness of the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.”
The energy efficient LED light bulbs donated by takeCHARGE helped the following groups:
• Association for New Canadians
• Co-operative Housing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
• Crossroads Housing Cooperative Gander
• Community Centre Alliance
• End Homelessness Newfoundland and Labrador
• Fogo Heritage and Recreation Society
• Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador
• Hermitage Sandyville Lions Club
• Labrador West Housing & Homelessness Coalition
• Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
• Newfoundland and Labrador Community Food Sharing Association
• Stella’s Circle
• Town of Roddickton Bide Arm
• Town of Rencontre East
Since 2017, takeCHARGE has provided over 30,000 LED light bulbs to over 50 non-profit organizations and local groups across the province through Make the Switch.
LED light bulbs are great for both homes and businesses. These energy efficient bulbs use at least 75% less energy and last on average 15 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb. Energy efficient lighting is just one way to make homes and businesses more energy efficient. Learn how you can get money back and save energy with other tips and rebates from takeCHARGE at TakeChargeNL.ca.
A joint initiative between Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) and Newfoundland Power, takeCHARGE combines the expertise and customer reach of Newfoundland and Labrador’s two electricity utilities. We work together to bring energy efficiency awareness and savings to the residents of this province. Your utilities are here to provide a service — a reliable source of energy to run your homes and businesses. To us, that also means helping you use energy wisely through takeCHARGE. For energy efficiency tips and information on rebate programs, visit TakeChargeNL.ca today!
Newfoundland Power is the primary distributer of electricity on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador, and purchases 93% of its energy needs from Hydro. With a customer base of approximately 269,000 accounts, Newfoundland Power is committed to safety, dedicated to the highest level of customer service and focused on delivering reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost. For more information on Newfoundland Power’s programs, services and community partnerships, please visit newfoundlandpower.com.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro manages the province’s electricity system. Hydro is a company of people who work hard behind the scenes because customers are counting on us every day. Through generation, transmission and distribution operations, Hydro is committed to meeting the needs of customers and providing residents, businesses and communities across the province with safe, reliable power. For more information, visit www.nlhydro.com.