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Reduce 2 Save November 2015

Fri 27 November 2015

Residents are being encouraged to save money by going green as part of a winter campaign launched by Colne, the Essex based housing association.

The #Reduce2Save initiative was devised by residents and staff in a bid to help cut household energy bills.

During the campaign there will be a variety of activity including:

  • energy saving pack giveaways
  • bills cutting workshops
  • top tips Twitter campaign #reduce2save

Michelle Blackman, of Colne, said: “Energy bills are the top financial concern for households. Reduc2Save highlights the positive, practical actions that will help people take control of bills and save energy, particularly at this time of year when the heating may be on full blast.

“To help, Colne is giving away free energy saving packs to our residents containing a range of environmentally friendly and cost savings items and encouraging them to share their top tips.”

5 ways to #reduce2save

  • Use rolled up jumpers as draft excluders
  • Fill up empty space in your fridge
  • Wash clothes on a 30 degree cycle
  • Set heating on low all throughout the day
  • Compare energy costs at http://nhf.think-switch.co.uk/

Colne has been fortunate to have marketing intern, Hannah Tokley, co-ordinate the campaign. Hannah, 18, is currently at Colchester Institute studying Business Management.

Hannah said: “It has been great to get involved with residents and staff to shape the Reduce2Save campaign and I can’t wait to see the difference it will make.”

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Reduce 2 Save November 2015