Little ones save for the future
The children at Lismore Preschool Kindergarten invited Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell to morning tea last Thursday to show her their green technology.
With the support of $28,161 from the NSW Government Climate Change Fund, the preschool installed dual flush toilets, a rainwater harvesting system for use in the toilets and laundry, a new solar heat pump to improve the efficiency of the hot water system, an irrigation system for lawns and garden beds, new flow restrictors on taps and energy efficient light fittings.
The project will cut water use by 80% and save 580,000 litres of water, two megawatt hours of electricity and two tonnes of carbon pollution a year.
“With this funding we are really making a difference in our community,” Lismore Preschool Kindergarten authorised supervisor Alexis Hughes said. “We are saving money on our bills while also showing the community how they can save water and energy. We are educating the children about ways to look after our planet now and into the future.”