TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Residents of the Kingston Galloway neighbourhood are working with Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro"), City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP), Toronto Community Housing and local volunteers to brighten the night by installing energy efficient light bulbs.
|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 visit Kingston Galloway townhouses to replace porch lights and install approximately 140 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).|
|| Thursday, June 13, 2013
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
|WHERE:||4311, 4315, 4321, 4325 and 4331 Kingston Road (at Galloway)|
|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