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The City of Fort St. John is in the running for the BC Hydro award for the most sustainable community.

According to the BC Hydro website, the Power Smart Excellence awards are given out annually to businesses and customers in recognition of energy efficiency and conservation and “create better working environments while improving their environmental, social and economic performance.”

This year, Fort St. John is competing against Dockside Green and the Millennium Development Corporation in conjunction with the City of Vancouver for the award.

The nominations for the sustainable community category are based looking at local governments and developers who have a community-wide plan for using energy efficiently and using renewable energy.

The city has been recognized because of their policy in regards to making new municipal buildings follow LEED standards and has adopted greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

The awards will be announced on Oct. 25 in Vancouver.

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