Published on Jan 11, 2017
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
BC Hydro offers partial funding of wraps for electrical kiosks
A BC Hydro transformer box near the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston is now public art, a steel box that now looks like the world's largest tin of canned salmon.
About 120 km east, a BC Hydro box near a Chilliwack 7-Eleven that was a favourite target for graffiti taggers is now covered in a spectacular close-up image of tree branches.
These boxes are examples of how local imagination and BC Hydro's decorative wrap program can work together to revitalize boxes and introduce a new dynamic to public spaces around B.C. While businesses, stratas and other community organizations groups need to pay for the wraps, local governments can get up to one-third funding of wraps through BC Hydro's Beautification Fund.
The cost of doing your laundry can add up quickly. Electricity cost is one thing, but purchasing laundry supplies can also eat into your budget. We recently asked Team Power Smart members, via an online poll, which change has most help reduce their laundry energy use. And the results were encouraging:
A member is looking into the feasibility of getting a 'package' deal with Telus. Preliminary discussions suggest a savings to our monthly bills.
TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY:
From March 3 to April 13, they're offering instant savings on select ENERGY STAR® lighting.
If you're downsizing, decluttering, and have items that still have life in them, let the Board of Directors know.