Union Gas and Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board offer free energy saving products to students and staff

    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Union Gas and the Windsor-Essex Catholic School
Board today announced a new partnership to deliver free energy conservation
tools to the Board's students and staff.
    Each participating household will receive one free Energy Saving Kit
(ESK), containing an energy efficient showerhead, kitchen swivel aerator and
bathroom aerator and two metres of foam insulation pipe wrap - a $35 value.
Installed, these products can deliver up to $100 in energy savings every year.
    "This unique partnership provides students and staff with easy-to-install
energy saving items for the home that can help save money on energy bills year
after year, "said Lindsay Boyd, District Manager, Union Gas. "And by lowering
their energy use, participating households are also helping the environment by
reducing air emissions."
    The contents in the ESK can reduce the carbon dioxide equivalent to that
of ten trees in a single year. If only one-half of the Board's 26,000 students
install an ESK in their home, that is equivalent to planting 130,000 trees!
    Students in each school have been provided with a letter to take home
introducing the program. The school board will assist Union Gas in
distributing the Kits to participating students and staff in the first week of
    "The Windsor-Essex School Board is firmly committed to energy
conservation, our environment and our community." said Mario Iatonna,
Superintendent of Business, Windsor-Essex School Board. "This initiative
complements the work we have undertaken to reduce the energy footprint of our
own facilities."

    About Union Gas

    Union Gas is an integrated natural gas storage, transmission and
distribution company serving about 1.3 million residential, commercial and
industrial customers in more than 400 communities in northern, southwestern
and eastern Ontario. The company also provides storage and transportation
services to other utilities and energy market participants in Ontario, Quebec
and the United States. Union Gas is a Spectra Energy company. Visit
www.uniongas.com for more information.

    About Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board
                                              Greater Essex
                                      Elementary         Secondary
    Number of Schools                       62                16
    Enrolment                           26,848            12,263
    Enrolment - French Immersion         1,717               169

For further information:

For further information: Union Gas Limited: Andrea Stass, Manager,
Public Affairs and Media Relations Union Gas Limited, Ph: 1-800-571-8446 ext.
5490, Cell: (519) 365-1010, Fax: (519) 436-4621, E-mail: astass@uniongas.com;
Windsor-Essex School Board: Mario Iatonna, Superintendent of Business,
Windsor-Essex School Board, Ph: (519) 253-2481, ext. 1211

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