Neighbours challenged to go green in energy saving competition
Neighbours in two Stoke-on-Trent
streets have been set an energy saving challenge by Staffordshire Housing
Armed with energy saving devices, the families in Ruskin Close and
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Street, Longton, are competing to see who saves the
Staffordshire Housing Association has challenged the residents to go
green for three months and has provided gadgets such as energy meters, and stand
by buster plugs to help them.
family which proves to be the best energy savers will get £600 to spend on an
A-rated energy saving appliance.
Lorna Proctor of Ruskin Close said: "It is a great idea and even if
we don't win the main prize we should all save
children like their Playstations and televisions so we probably haven't got much
chance, but it should remind us not to leave the TV on stand by and to switch
the lights off. I will be interested to see just how much can be
Roberts, Regeneration Programme Manager at Staffordshire Housing Association,
said: "We think this is a fun way to promote energy awareness which should also
help to promote community spirit as residents challenge each other to do their
"There is also a serious message behind the fun in that as a social
landlord we are always exploring new ways of getting value for money and paying
for energy is a big part of our tenants' household
"Gadgets used in the challenge will be rolled out for use by our
tenants if they prove to be successful and simple to