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Helping low-income households in Radin Mas make the SWITCH

More than 350 low-income households in the Radin Mas constituency were given energy-efficient lightbulbs on Saturday. The lightbulbs were handed out as part of a green initiative called SWITCH, which stands for "Simple Ways I Take to Change My Habits".

SINGAPORE: More than 350 low-income households in the Radin Mas constituency were given energy-efficient lightbulbs on Saturday.

Each household will save up to S$80 on their utility bills every year.

The lightbulbs were handed out as part of a green initiative called SWITCH, which stands for "Simple Ways I Take to Change My Habits".

The target -- to help 6,000 needy households in the Central Singapore District switch to energy-efficient bulbs by April 2016.

Volunteers visited rental blocks on Saturday to help install the energy-efficient lightbulbs in each household and talk to residents about the benefits of these lightbulbs.

All households in one and two-room rental blocks in the Central Singapore District are eligible to have their older lightbulbs replaced under the initiative.

The volunteers are from Radin Mas Grassroots Organisations, ITE College Central, and Philips Lighting Singapore. Philips donated 6,000 lightbulbs to the cause.

Mayor of Central Singapore District Denise Phua launched the programme on Saturday, noting that for needy residents, every dollar saved is precious.

"SWITCH@Central Singapore also aims to help our residents be more environmentally conscious,and adopt energy-saving habits to make our planet more sustainable," she added.

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