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29 August 2009

NTUC FairPrice goes Green while helping the community

- FairPrice partners Philips to install energy saving lighting in needy households

NTUC FairPrice, together with Philips Lighting Singapore reached out to families in Kaki Bukit Division today in the “Change a Bulb” programme for needy families. The programme, jointly organized by FairPrice, Philips Lighting Singapore and South East CDC, reached out to about 400 needy households residing at Chai Chee Avenue by installing free Philips energy saving light bulbs at their residence. Philips Lighting Singapore donated over 600 Philips energy saving light bulbs as part of this activity.

Over 70 volunteers from FairPrice, Philips Lighting Singapore, Residents' Committee & Youth Executive Committee of Kaki Bukit Division and Institute of Technical Education (ITE), College East participated in the activity today, led by Mr Gerry Lee, Deputy Managing Director, Group Business, NTUC FairPrice, and Mr Tiew Chew Meng, General Manager of Philips Lighting Singapore. 

NTUC FairPrice is committed to promote social responsibility towards environmental protection. Through our partnership with Philips Lighting Singapore, the “Change a Bulb” programme not only helps needy families but also promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle. By adopting green practices such as bringing your own shopping bag and using energy-efficient appliances, everyone can play a part in environmental sustainability,” said Mr Gerry Lee, who also chairs FairPrice's Green Committee. 

Mr Tiew also commented, “At Philips, we strongly believe that adopting energy efficient lighting is one of the most important low cost solutions for greenhouse gas reduction. Philips has been taking the lead to accelerate the changeover to energy efficient lighting through supporting community efforts and partnering like-minded green companies like NTUC FairPrice.” 

The “Change a Bulb” programme is part of FairPrice Green Lifestyle Campaign launched in June 2009. Supported by Singapore Environment Council and Philips Electronics Singapore, this year-long campaign reaches out to local community to adopt a green lifestyle – Shop Green, Choose Green and Think Green.

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