Coun. Don Iveson aired his dirty laundry yesterday at city hall as he announced rebates for Energy Star-rated clothes washers.
The City of Edmonton’s Office of Environment, through its CO2RE program, is offering a $75 rebate to the first 1,500 Edmontonians who buy the high-efficiency washing machines.
“When we think about some of the big environmental issues of our time, such as the effects of burning fossil fuels and dwindling oil resources, it can appear difficult to see how individuals can help,” Iveson said.
“But it’s the changes we make in our everyday lives that can have the greatest effect on the environment.”
People who buy energy-efficient washing machines between July 1 and Dec. 31 can apply for the rebate from the city through Climate Change Central.
The city’s rebate program has a budget of $115,000.
“If many people do little things, we can have a big impact,” Iveson explained.