Nee Soon Central residents encouraged to reduce electricity use with vouchers

A Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) student (left) and Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport (centre), giving a Nee Soon Central resident tips on how she can reduce her electricity and water con
A Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) student (left) and Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport (centre), giving a Nee Soon Central resident tips on how she can reduce her electricity and water consumption to not just save on utility bills but to conserve the environment as well. -- PHOTO: NORTH WEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Cut at least 10 per cent of monthly household electricity use and stand a chance to win vouchers.

That was one of the ways student volunteers tried to encourage 6,000 Nee Soon Central residents to save electricity on Saturday morning.

The 1,450 students involved combed 75 blocks to give out flyers to residents and offer tips on saving electricity and water to cut utility bills and conserve the environment.

They were joined by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport, who is also a Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC.

The initiative was part of the school's 75th anniversary celebration and organised with the North West Community Development Council (CDC).

It was also part of a broader Green Living @ North West eco plan by the CDC to get residents to be more conscious of environmental matters.

Residents were asked on Saturday by the students to sign-up for an energy audit in which their electricity use would be tracked by Singapore Power from March to June.

Those that were able to cut consumption by 10 per cent could enter a lucky draw to win vouchers. The value of the vouchers has not been fixed yet.