Pledge for Earth Hour

Did you know you can, with just seconds of effort, help the environment, promote community pride and support Castlegar & District Community Services Society?

Did you know you can, with just seconds of effort, help the environment, promote community pride and support Castlegar & District Community Services Society?

FortisBC’s Earth Hour Challenge has two exciting components this year.  First, if Castlegar wins its third consecutive year as the community with the highest per-capita participation rate, we bring home more than just the Earth Hour Cup. FortisBC will also provide $5,000 in energy upgrades to the CDCSS building at 1007 2nd Street.

The second is to take the Earth Hour pledge. Just visit (or simply search Google for “Fortis BC Earth Hour”) and tell Fortis what you can do to reduce your energy consumption for a single hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Pledges can also be made by calling 1-866-436-7847.

It can be something as simple as having dinner by candlelight, or turning off the TV and going for a walk instead — and by pledging, you’ll automatically be entered in a draw to win a weekend getaway at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna.

It’s the ultimate win-win-win situation — the environment benefits from reduced consumption and raised awareness, Castlegar wins the Earth Hour Cup, and your Community Services Society wins money and energy-savings upgrades that will improve its office building for years to come.

CDCSS is a non-profit, charitable society that has been providing counselling and support services to residents for 32 years.

Please, take a minute to make your pledge, and let’s bring home a win together! Thank you.

Roberta Hamilton, Board Chair

Castlegar & District

Community Services Society

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