Switched on to energy saving

JOHANNA and Jack Hobbs are learning about energy efficiency and skylights after their family’s win in Origin’s Local Savers program.

Thurgoona mother Tina Hobbs was one of seven to receive money to implement smarter energy practices.

“I submitted my 150-word application and used every word,” Mrs Hobbs said yesterday.

To educate her children about sustainable living, the family have installed solar panels and are growing their own vegetables.

They are now concerned about the energy efficiency of their lights.

“We have a lot of down-lights so we need to investigate what can be done with them,” Mrs Hobbs said.

“We are looking at installing a skylight over the kitchen.

“The kids don’t know what a skylight is, so it will be educational.”

It was Johanna and Jack who raised the idea of sustainable practices after the St Anne’s students were involved in projects at school, including making a model of an energy-efficient house.

Albury Uniforms and The Women’s Centre for Health and Wellbeing were winners in the small business and community group category.

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