Contact Energy donation
Thursday 9th October, 2003The Trust was overjoyed when electricity retailer Contact Energy recently donated $50,000 to them. As part of Contact Energy's 'Community Conservation Challenge', Dunedin consumers achieved 10% electricity savings. A total of $400,000 was donated to five local charities.
Sincere thanks to Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope for nominating the Trust as a potential recipient.
The Trust has allocated this donation to underwrite further research on Stewart Island - in particular to investigate the ecology and effect of cats on the yellow-eyed penguins breeding on the island.
Contact Energy's initiative to involve their consumers in worthy causes during a time of power crisis is to be applauded. The Trust is extremely grateful for this wonderful donation. Thank you, Contact Energy.