We’ve got an intensive media campaign running to get as many Victorians as we can signed up to our petition to Give Our Streets the Green Light. You’ll start seeing quite a bit of us in the news if you haven’t already.
For media interviews about the Give Our Streets the Green Light campaign, please contact MAV President, Cr. Bill McArthur 0437 984 793.
1.0 Give Our Streets the Green Light media release
MAV Media Release and List – Councils call on Victorian and Federal Government to give our streets the green light – 7 June 2010
MAV Media Release ‘Community Petition’ – The MAV delivers petition to Premier, Opposition Leader and Victorian Greens spokesperson on Climate Change
2.0 Give Our Streets the Green Light – promotional video
Filmed at the Campaign Launch – 7 June 2010
3.0 Give Our Streets the Green Light event images
Campaign Launch – 7 June 2010
MAV President, Cr. Bill McArthur
MAV President, mayors and councillors with Captain Smogbuster
L-R, back: Bayside City – Cr. Clifford Hayes (Mayor); Darebin City – Cr. Trent McCarthy; Manningham City – Cr. David Ellis; Maribyrnong City – Cr. Sel Sanli (Mayor); MAV President – Cr. Bill McArthur; Banyule City – Cr. Tom Mellican; Whitehorse City – Cr. Bill Pemberton (Mayor); Stonnington City – Cr. Tim Smith (Mayor); Glen Eira City – Cr. Steven Tang (Mayor); Greater Geelong City – Cr. John Doull. L-R, front: Mornington Peninsula Shire – Cr. Tim Rodgers; and Captain Smogbuster.
4.0 Give Our Streets the Green Light lighting images
Old and new street lights with technical terms
Old and new street lights with additional information
New street light T5 linear fluorescent with blue background
New street light T5 linear fluorescent white background
New street light compact fluorescent 32 watt
5.0 Give Our Streets the Green Light glossary of terms
MV = mercury vapour. Also called the ‘flowerpot’ – old street light
CF = compact fluorescent – new street light
T5 = linear fluorescent – new street light
HPS = high-pressure sodium (arterial and freeways) – relatively new street light
W = watt
7 June 2010 – ABC Regional: Gippsland, Swan Hill/Mildura, Central Victoria, South Western Victoria
Interview with MAV President, Cr. Bill McArthur regarding the launch of the campaign. Synopsis: The Municipal Association of Victoria is pushing for the state’s street lighting to be fitted with energy efficient globes. Bill McArthur, President, MAV, says the changeover would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 78,000 tonnes.
news – newspaper and online
29 August 2010 – “Campaigners are switched on to change Victoria’s lightbulbs” – The Sunday Age, available online.
15 June 2010 – “Council in green light campaign”, Star – Footscray, Yarraville, Braybrook, available online. Includes quotes from Maribrynong Mayor, Cr. Sel Sanli and MAV President , Cr. Bill McArthur.
11 June 2010 - “Funding call for councils to dim lights”, Border Mail, print. Includes quotes from Wangaratta Rural City Mayor, Cr. Anthony Griffiths and Wodonga City’ Director of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Environment, Johan Louw.
11 June 2010 – “Council keen on green light”, Castlemaine Mail, print. Includes quotes from Mount Alexander Shire Mayor, Cr. Philip Schier and MAV President, Cr. Bill McArthur.
9 June 2010 – “Maribyrnong Council sees the light”, The Mail, available online. Maribyrnong joins the statewide campaign to push for $40 million in funding.
9 June 2010 – “Push for better street lighting, Sunraysia Daily, print. Includes quote from MAV President.
9 June 2010 – “Shine a light on the city”, Melbourne Times, print, available online with registration. Article about the cost of upgrading street lights compared with a company that measured employee time lost to playing ‘Pac-man’, equivalent of $120 million in lost productivity.
9 June 2010 – “MAV seeks aid for green lights”, Warrnambool Standard, print. Article about south-west councils slashing energy bills. Quotes campaign URL.
9 June 2010 – “Green light to streets switch”, Moorabbin Leader, print. Article about launch, total cost of upgrading lights.
8 June 2010 – “Give our streets the green light: MAV”, Government News, online. Includes quotee from MAV President
8 June 2010 – “A bright idea to cut down on costs”, Shepparton News, available online through free subscription. Includes quote from MAV President.
7 June 2010 – “Local councils switch to $120 million green street light plan”, Leader, online. Includes quotes from MAV President.