AS part of its ongoing campaign encouraging people to cut their household carbon emissions, Leeds Co-operative is holding a light bulb amnesty at its Beeston food store during Energy Efficiency Week (23rd ? 27th October).
In addition to swapping old light bulbs for more energy efficient replacements, a team from Leeds City Council's Energy Efficiency Advice Centre will also be on hand between 10am and 2pm each day to provide free advice.
The project is part of Leeds Co-operative's current campaign to persuade people to cut home and transport energy use by 20 per cent this year.
"One of the best-known of our co-operative values is self-responsibility," says Alan Gill, Chief Executive of Leeds Co-operative, "and the need for that doesn't come any bigger than energy conservation. Our campaign aims to help people save energy, save money and help save the planet and the promotion at our Beeston store will give people in the area a lot of assistance achieving this."
People visiting Beeston or any other Leeds Co-operative store will be invited to sign the Society's pledge to cut their energy usage. For everyone who commits to try cutting their energy usage by signing the Leeds Co-operative ?Cutting It' pledge, the Society will donate 50p to a tree planting programme which will help repair damage caused by CO2 emissions.