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Media Advisory - Brighter Nights™ Kicks Off the Long Weekend in Four Winds Drive
TORONTO, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Residents of a neighbourhood on Four Winds Drive are kicking off the long weekend with Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro"), City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) and local volunteers by installing 110 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to brighten the night. 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:||Friday, June 28 **weather permitting**|
|5 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|25 Four Winds Drive (Finch Avenue W & Keele Street)|
|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