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Friday April 20th, 2012

Posted at 10:15am

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This weekend, while the world is celebrating Earth Day, in Ford City, Project Porchlight will launch to make the neighborhood shine.

Throughout the Ford City community, volunteers will be replacing porch lights with high-efficiency LED bulbs at no cost to property owners. Community volunteers trained by Enwin Utilities will install new LED bulbs and as Earth Day draws to an end on Sunday evening, Ford City will shine!

Residents who receive a new bulb will then be asked to leave their porchlights on from dusk until dawn every night. Event organizers say that by offering residents energy efficient light bulbs, we save electricity, have lower electricity costs, and encourage residents to get involved in creating a safer neighbourhood.

The Project Porchlight distribution blitz starts at 10am on Saturday at the Gino & Liz Marcus Community Centre located at 1168 Drouillard Road.

This unique project is the first of its kind in the Windsor area. Enwin Utilities says that similar projects abroad have focused solely on the reduction of energy consumption and have used compact fluorescent lights. Ford City’s project is set apart by its expanded focus, encompassing neighbourhood safety and security as well as energy consumption, and its use of LED bulbs.

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