Power Smart's conservation lab arrives in the city


Photo: Some of the Power Smart Team members stand infront of the conservation lab, and strike a "lights off" pose – (From left to right) – Charlea Mitchell, Aleah Gagnon, Cailey Borland and Nikki Lunoch – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

The B.C. Hydro Power Smart conservation lab is in Fort St. John this week.

City officials today welcomed the 29 foot trailer, which holds three flat-screen televisions and an interactive game that encourages energy efficiency.

Cailey Borland, a member of the Community Outreach Team, says even though the trailer and SUV look like energy-guzzlers, they have been modified to use as little energy as possible.

Borland says the trailer has been gutted to become as light as possible, and the SUV is a Hybrid.

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The hard-to-miss lime green conservation lab will be at the Fort St. John  Rona on Friday.

The goal is to recruit community members to join Team Power Smart, where people pledge to conserve at least 10 per cent of their energy.

If the target is met, residents have a chance to win tickets to an Olympic event in Vancouver.

Acting Mayor Larry Evans took part in the celebrations. He says the quickest way to start saving energy is to turn off the lights.

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After its appearance at the Fort St. John Rona, the conservation lab will make its way to Hudson’s Hope.


Photo: Executive Director of NEAT Sally Emory(left) plays an interactive game inside the mobile conservation lab with Acting Mayor Larry Evans – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca