Launch – Media Release

100 Door Snakes in 100 Days

‘100 door snakes in 100 days’ is an initiative providing draught stoppers to supported accommodation in Tasmania through a partnership with Anglicare Tasmania to encourage and assist them achieve energy cost savings; in a sustainable way; by utilising the community as a resource.

Project spokesperson Julie Waddington said “Over the 100 day period community groups and individuals will be asked to make draught stoppers using a craft medium that gets them being creative.  Door snakes can be knitted, crocheted or sewn from scratch or pre-purchased draught stoppers can be decorated for individual flair!”

“Completed Door Snakes (and door dogs, cats, eels, sausages…) can be donated to the project by being dropped of at any Anglicare office across the state or at a University of Tasmania library before the 31st of May 2012.” Ms Waddington said.

Gayle Russell of Anglicare said “We are so excited to be part of this project as at the end of 100 days we will begin distribution of the Door Snakes to our supported accommodation as part of an overall drive to promote cost effective, sustainable energy use, especially in the winter months.”

The ‘100 door snakes in 100 days’ project is an initiative of the 2011 Tasmanian Leaders Program (TLP).

Tasmanian Leaders General Manager Angela Driver said “The program actively develops the leadership talent of established and aspiring leaders to make Tasmania a better place to live, work and do business.”

“As part of the action learning framework that underpins the program, participants are divided into ‘learning sets’ to deliver a project that benefits the Tasmanian community.” Ms Driver said.

For more information or to contribute to this project visit the website


Why Door Snakes?

Using Draught Stoppers effectively in the winter can save 10%-25% on your heating requirements.

Some of the benefits of having a door draft stopper are:
1. Reduced heating bill as less warm air will escape and therefore you will not have to be constantly reheating the place.
2. Lower chance of catching cold or any other cold weather related infection
3. Less energy will be spent heating your house.
4. Prevent insects from getting into the house
5. Minimise dust from outside
6. Keep harmful fumes from entering through the door

See this article published in The Examiner on June 7, 2011: Get Energy Efficient and Warm Up for Winter

And check this web article for more information: Save Money with Energy Saving Draft Stoppers