TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Two Toronto communities are working with Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro"), City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) and local volunteers this week to brighten the night by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Today, residents in a community on Brenyon Way will install approximately 75 CFLs and provide pole lighting improvements around a parking lot and playground to further brighten the neighbourhood.
The fun continues on Friday when residents of Four Winds Drive kick off the long weekend by installing 110 CFLs. Toronto Hydro is also providing tree trimming for darkened paths and walkways in the neighbourhood.
|WHO:||Toronto Hydro, City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program and local volunteers, including youth and residents.|
|WHAT:||Toronto Hydro representatives and local volunteers will replace porch lights and install energy efficient light bulbs.|
|WHEN:||There are TWO Brighter Nights events happening around Toronto this week (weather permitting):|
|WHY:||The Brighter Nights program responds to safety concerns in vulnerable neighbourhoods and helps make them brighter and safer, by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and encouraging residents to leave them on overnight. A CFL bulb left on between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. costs about a penny a day because they use 75 per cent less electricity* than standard incandescent bulbs.|
|The Brighter Nights program is a community based response to safety concerns. This community outreach program aligns safety with energy efficiency by focusing on how valuable lighting can be to our communities.|
*Natural Resources Canada
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Emma Sharpe, Toronto Hydro-Electric System