More than 400 families of students at 12 schools in Manly, Marrickville and Blacktown kicked off a season of power savings with the recent launch of the 2011 Climate Clubs program.
Climate Clubs brings families together in teams to save power, reduce pollution and raise funds for their school.
Over the next six months, the teams in each area will compete for the title of energy savings champion and for the coveted Climate Clubs Cup.
This year's Climate Clubs program follows the inaugural event held in Marrickville last year. Participants in the Marrickville program saved an average of almost 10 per cent on their power bills, which is equal to an annual home power bill saving of more than $100!
The Office of Environment and Heritage is the Principal Sponsor of Climate Clubs, providing $100,000 through the NSW Climate Change Fund. The program is also supported by Origin Energy, Blacktown, Manly and Marrickville councils, Cumberland Courier Newspapers, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Climate Clubs is run by the Institute of Sustainable Futures with the backing of the NSW Government.