After signing up weeks ago, my box of green goodies from Origin Energy finally arrived. That is, a card from the post office arrived, and I went down to collect it on Tuesday.
As the lady dug around behind the counter to find it, I looked across. There must have been 7 or 8 Origin Green Energy boxes piled up; obviously a few people are going green this week, which is good to see.
I got it home and we opened it up. As promised, half-a-dozen CFL globes (don’t believe the stuff about them being deadly from the mercury, it’s a beat-up), a water-saving shower head, a mini-football, drink bottle and backpack.
Though I have to say, despite trying, we haven’t managed to pump up the football. And the backpack is very pathetic-looking, made out of the same sort of flimsy stuff as green shopping bags. So I reckon those two are duds.
The rest will be welcome though. I’ll put the CFLs on my remaining lights that don’t have them, and install the shower head on the weekend.
TV reminder: Doctor Who — The Runaway Bride, tonight 8:30pm on ABC. Series 3 begins on Saturday at 7:30pm.