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PowerSense Earth Hour Challenge

FortisBC PowerSense wants to help local non-profits save energy by inviting them to participate in this year’s PowerSense Earth Hour Challenge for a chance to win up to $4,000 in energy saving upgrades for their facility.

FortisBC PowerSense will profile up to nine non-profit organizations prior to Earth Hour. Residents of the Okanagan and the Kootenays can select the non-profit of their choice when they pledge to switch off for Earth Hour. The non-profit with the most support will win the upgrade, and all nine non-profits will get hands on advice that can help them lower their operating costs and make their facility more comfortable. 

To apply, interested non-profits can go online to and submit a photo of their facility along with up to 250 words describing their organization and how they could put the energy savings to good use.

Applications must be received by February 25.

Earth Hour 2013 is Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each year, FortisBC PowerSense encourages residents to pledge to “switch off” and join millions of people around the world as they participate in Earth Hour.

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