[Cobourg, ON - 24 April, 2010] In celebration of Earth Week, Go Green Together is pleased to announce the winners of two contests promoting measures individuals can take to conserve energy—giving your home an Energy Audit, and using clotheslines to dry your wash.
“The first step to save energy around your home is to have a home energy audit to identify the most cost effective measures” said Neil Hamilton, Go Green Together’s residential and commercial Energy Auditor. “There are rebates up to $5000.00 from the Ontario government which result from an energy audit and $150 rebate for having the audit done”, he continued.
Winners of Go Green Together's Home Energy Audit Contest each received $200.00 from Go Green Together to offset the cost of their home energy audit. Each contestant was required to have an energy audit and attend a workshop at the Go Green Together Centre. The four winners are (left to right):
Ian and Jude Haas
Barbara and Andrew Buntin
The Clothesline Photo Contest was held to promote clotheslines and publicize the recent changes in legislation that make clotheslines legal throughout Ontario.
You can save approximately $100.00 per year by using a clothesline or indoor rack to dry your clothes. Tip - to keep them from getting stiff put vinegar in the rinse instead of fabric softener.
Executive Director Judy Smith Torrie (shown here with Bea Rauch and Anneli Tolvanen) said that “Many in Northumberland County hang their clothes to dry. We held this contest to reward their efforts.” The winners were awarded with spring bulbs to plant in their gardens and the grand winner received a unique prize of a framed colour print of a clotheline donated by local artist, Eric Winter.
The Five Clothesline contest winners are:
Bea Rauch, Best Photograph
Anneli Tolvanen, Most Artistic
Elma Parker, Best Rotary Clothesline
Cathie Fleming, Best Extended Clothesline
Grace Barker, Most Committed Clothesline
Grace Barker was the winner of the Eric Winter print.
Congratulations to all!