Huge congratulations to Project Litefoot Trust for being named EECA (Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority) Supreme Award winner of 2016. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy. We are delighted that Project Litefoot has been recognised for its work with sports clubs across the country.
The Supreme Award winner was chosen from the 10 winners of each category. It recognises a winner that has demonstrated genuine commitment and achieved exceptional results.
Project Litefoot is a charity that helps Kiwi sports clubs save money by showing them how to be more efficient with electricity, water and waste. The charity inspires Kiwis to be environmental champions and is working to transform community sports infrastructure so it becomes collectively electricity independent, water neutral and zero waste by 2025.
The mobile LiteClub team visits local clubs to talk about their environmental impact. During the visits they install LED light bulbs, pipe lagging and insulation on hot water cylinders, along with water-saving devices and recycling stations. The money saved on energy can then be invested in sport.
This is what the judges had to say about Project Litefoot.
“This is an impressive project that has got the world sitting up and taking notice. Once again New Zealand plays host to an original idea that is able to contribute so much internationally.”
Over 710 community sports clubs have signed up to LiteClub’s free service and 20 new clubs are visited each month. After each visit, the LiteClub team writes an Efficiency Action Plan that suggests further improvements.
The Tindall Foundation is proud of its early support of this very successful environmental initiative. Manager John McCarthy says, “Well done to Hamish Reid and the team at Litefoot for this outstanding recognition. This is a fantastic project which is working to help combat the impacts of climate change in New Zealand.”