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The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Tips to save energy & money over the holidays

Media release
18 December 2009

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With the holidays here, the weather getting warmer and the cost of Christmas starting to bite, Environment Minister Peter Garrett today posted a new Christmas message at  and reminded Australian householders that a few simple low or no cost actions at home can help reduce energy use, help the environment and save money.

Mr Garrett said there were a range of zero and low cost actions householders could take to take charge of their energy use over summer. For example:

If you're feeling 'handy' this summer, there's lots of ways to not only reduce energy but to be water and waste wise, too:

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