One of the great challenges in running a successful scout group are the substantial running costs of the den. The largest expense there being the energy costs, in particular the lighting, which is also a big part of our carbon footprint. With almost 30 lights needed to run an evening it wasn’t hard to realise that we could probably reduce our footprint and costs here substantially by switching to LED lighting. So we reached out to the community to see what we could do about this.
And so it was with grateful thanks to Energex and the Brisbane South Area Manager that our application to become a community partner with Energex, as part of the Energy Queensland group, was successful. Early last week we have been able to convert all of our internal lighting over to LED’s. Special thanks to our friendly local electrician Dawson Electrical for getting it done too…now what to do with our old tubes?