Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
The Business of Being Warm
Salvation Army collecting winter clothes
By FortisBC/Voice photo Kyle Williams, DCBIA
he Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC), in collaboration with FortisBC, are providing warmth to communities across the province this November with a new program this year called "Turn Down the Heat Week" that runs from November 4 – 10, 2017, and encourages residents and businesses alike to reduce their energy consumption by turning down the heat, donning a comfy sweater and providing for those in need.
This year close to 20
Business Improvement Areas
(BIAs) from across Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan are
dialing down their thermostats to bring awareness to this important issue.
Residents in participating areas (see full list of participating BIAs below)
are invited to show their support by bundling up in their cosiest sweaters
and donating warm clothing for local charities at participating BIAs.
Retailers involved in this year’s Turn Down the Heat Week are putting their
own stamp on the campaign with each business encouraging donations by
offering discounts, snacks or energy-saving tips to customers.
“We are thrilled that BIABC is working alongside FortisBC on this initiative again. Being energy efficient is important to our members, our community and the environment. Together it’s the little things, like turning down the thermostat, that can make a huge difference,” says BIABC president Kendra Johnston. “We’re fortunate to have FortisBC support this partnership. They are as committed to global stewardship as we are. When we all work together, our efforts make a significant impact for change.” In 2016, 400 businesses representing 14 BIAs collected more than 2,500 sweaters and warm pieces of clothing to donate to families in need.
For more information contact the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Assn.
Additional information can be accessed at fortisinc.com or sedar.com.