My dear old dad was a lovely man - I was the apple of his eye. He built letterboxes for a living you know. Said it made him happy knowing there would always be something put in them. I've got one of his old rooster letterboxes where the slot is the rooster's mouth, just as if it was crowing. Very life like. Ah dads. Stan's dad was a postie. I think it was meant to be that the two of us ended up getting hitched. Stan's about to become a granddad too, and he's looking forward to teaching the little tacker everything there is to know about looking after the environment, including saving energy. He's going to start with showing the little one how to turn the EcoSwitch on and off with the big green switch!
In this issue, read about:
- Our Green Awards nomination
- Energy Poverty through gadget addiction
- EcoSwitch®: supporting the community
- We've got new customers!
- New EcoSwitch customers - Testimonials
- Father's Day special offer - free delivery!
Ellie (Electra) and Stan.
Green Awards Nomination
EcoSwitch has received an unexpected nomination as a finalist at Green Lifestyle Magazine's (previously G magazine) Green Awards! We're super pleased to come out as one of the top two products nominated out of 500. And we didn't even nominate ourselves! Thanks to all who voted for us. Wish us luck at the awards in Sydney on September 12th. We'll keep you posted!
Energy Poverty through gadget addiction
Are you at risk of energy poverty? An article we recently read quotes a study that estimates 3.5 million low income Australian households are indeed experiencing energy poverty. With a recent government survey of standby power consumption finding the average number of appliances in Australian households increased from 46 in 2000 to 67 in 2010, it might be time for us to audit what gadgets we have and which ones we really need. Do you really need that extra bar fridge? Use your EcoSwitch to power off the gadgets and appliances that don't need to draw power all of the time. Read more.
EcoSwitch®: supporting the community
EcoSwitch® is always happy to lend a hand to worthwhile activities by providing EcoSwitches as prizes. The latest worthy recipients include:
St Vincent de Paul: St Vinnie's Wyong shop in NSW burnt down and a reopening party is being hosted to raise funds to get the store back up and running.
Independence Australia: Independence Australia's 'Go for Gold' event inspired those living with a disability to hear from Paralympians about their experiences in achieving.
Duntroon Community Centre: This not for profit organisation provides support to defence families in Canberra and surrounds.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC): Rather than waiting for politicians to make a change, the AYCC is organising young people to switch their local cafes, sports clubs, unis and schools to clean energy.
Geelong Racing Club Luncheon: The Women's Cancer Foundation is the focus of this fundraising luncheon.
Lyn's Lunch: This group based in Brighton, Victoria, raises funds for ovarian cancer research.
We've got new customers!
A special thank you to two councils in NSW and a council in QLD for purchasing EcoSwitches to use in their energy saving programs. If you work for a council, why not consider the EcoSwitch to reduce standby energy used by equipment and appliances in the office, or for giveaways to the community? Contact us to purchase EcoSwitches in bulk.
We think the EcoSwitch is pretty fantastic too, but listen to what YOU'VE said about us:
“I and my daughter have used it and we both love it, and I am sure it will go really well here in the West, as you know the price we are paying in electricity. And I know this will be a goer with lots of people. I cannot speak highly enough of the products, as it does save on standby power. I have proved it with my last bill.” Elizabeth
"The ecoswitches are a great idea and I love being able to move the big & ugly Belking powerboard out of sight (but still in an open and well ventilated) position and being able to use the easy to reach ecoswitch.” Ray
“Hi Ecoswitch! Just wanted to let you know we received our electricity bill yesterday and it was $100 less than the previous bills. We started using the ecoswitches at the beginning of April and it’s the only reason why our bill would have been less! Thanks :)” Natalie S
Why don't you buy a few and see for yourself? Click here to purchase.
Special Father's Day Offer
Father's Day is just around the corner. What don't you make Dad's Day special with some EcoSwitches? Place an order for your EcoSwitches by Saturday September 1st, and receive free delivery! This offer applies to any order size. Simply use coupon code FDO when you reach the checkout.
Until next time - Smart Switching!
Ellie and Stan.