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 www.fortisbc.com/Electricity/PowerSense/InYourCommunity/EarthHour/Pages/Take-the-pledge.aspx (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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