City sparking environmental conservation

The City of Fort St. John is sparking conservation in the north.

Fort St. John City Manager Dianne Hunter and Director of Planning & Engineering Horacio Galanti talked about the ‘Spark the Change’ initiative on Wednesday’s Issues and Answers.

Hunter announced the new partnership between BC Hydro and the City, and how it’s going to hire an Energy Manager to help reduce emissions in Fort St. John.

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Meanwhile, Galanti discussed his recent trip to Manaus, Brazil. Galanti represented Fort St. John, B.C., and Canada at the Amazon Summit.

He was able to take part drafting the Letter of Manaus, a package that will be presented at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

The goal is to get Brazil and nine other countries incorporated in the Carbon Trade negotiations, and new climate change protocol. The current Kyoto Protocol is set to expire in 2012.

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Starting Wednesday, the City is kicking off its ‘Spark the Change’ Week. On Thursday, a movie called "Radiant City" will be shown at the Lido Theatre at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, a meeting called ‘Be the Change Climate Cafe’ will be held at the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe.

There will also be a Christmas Lights Light Exchange on the 21st and a ‘Spark the Change Retail Blitz’ in stores across the City.

For more information on the conservation initiative and events, Click Here.