18 Dec 2020

Donation makes life brighter for newcomer families

Newcomer families and individuals in St. John’s are enjoying the benefits of energy efficiency, thanks to a generous donation from takeCHARGE to the Association for New Canadians. More than 2200 LED light bulbs were donated as part of takeCHARGE’s Make the Switch initiative.

Masked man and woman with lightbulbs in front of a promotional display.
Energy Conservation Specialist Katie Collins (r) discusses the benefits of LED lighting with Wayne Pearce, Transportation and Properties Manager with the Association for New Canadians.

“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.

“Switching to energy efficient light bulbs has an impact on electricity usage; the longer life of the bulbs means they must be replaced far less frequently. These are both tangible demonstrations of why energy conservation is beneficial for households and organizations in the province.”

“The takeCHARGE team is thrilled to partner with groups in our communities like the Association for New Canadians,” 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.”

takeCHARGE recently donated energy efficient LED light bulbs to a number of local, non-profit organizations and other groups providing support within communities across the province through Make the Switch.

“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.”

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.