MEDIA RELEASE 8 September 2006
Richmond householders running out of time to claim Climate Saver Packs free of charge
Richmond householders have only until 30 September to claim their Climate
Saver Packs free of charge and help combat climate change.
The standard Climate Saver Pack contains six energy saving light globes and one
AAA rated water-saving showerhead. These are distributed by Easy Being Green, a
company focused on helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with help from
By installing this Climate Saver Pack, Richmond householders can save over one
tonne of greenhouse gas pollution from entering earth’s atmosphere and an
average of 21,000 litres of water each year. They also save $150 off their
combined annual electricity and water bills.
Richmond residents can collect their Climate Saver Pack free of charge at
Richmond Marketplace. The free offer in its current form is set to change after
30 September because of changes to the Government scheme.
Paul Gilding, CEO at Easy Being Green and former Executive Director of
Greenpeace International, said a critical part of the bargain is installation.
“Before receiving the pack free of charge, each householder must sign a form
pledging to install the contents. This then gives Easy Being Green the right to
trade the value of the energy they save by installing them,” Gilding said.
“Everybody wins with installation: the householder saves money by reducing their
power bills, the environment benefits and Easy Being Green trades its carbon
certificates, which helps to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Because of our commitment, we survey customers to monitor installation in order
to resolve any problems they might have,” he said.
Easy Being Green is amongst a limited number of organisations that are
accredited to trade carbon credits on to energy companies to assist them in
meeting mandatory emission targets set by the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement
Scheme. In order to meet their targets, energy companies can undertake their own
energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives and can also purchase carbon
credits from accredited providers like Easy Being Green.
Gilding said the current scheme in NSW is the only one in Australia and the only
one of its kind in the world, as it allows householders to trade the pollution
emissions they save.
“Greenhouse pollution is causing global warming and climate change. Householders
save so much energy because the light globes are using a newer and better
technology that requires less power,” he said.
“So far, Easy Being Green has given away over 250,000 packs. Our goal is to see
that one million householders in NSW install the packs before 2007 and that 70
percent of Australian homes reduce energy and water use by 30 percent in 10
years,” Gilding said.
To collect your Climate Saver Pack free of charge and receive more information
on Green Power, visit the friendly Easy Being Green teams at Richmond
Marketplace or go to the website at
Released for Easy Being Green by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call Fiona Pennington or
Kim Larochelle on 02 9413 4244.