Better Off North Cowichan provides new green incentives

The Municipality of North Cowichan, in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC and City Green Solutions, has launched Better Off North Cowichan.

This community-based energy conservation initiative is aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes in the municipality, helping residents save money and reducing the community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mayor Jon Lefebure is pleased with the initiative.

“Better Off North Cowichan is another example of how we are working to meet the energy and GHG emission reduction targets in our Climate Action and Energy Plan,” he said. “We are excited to be working with City Green Solutions, a non-profit energy efficiency organization, because they have so much experience working with local governments across the province on similar programs.”

For a limited time, North Cowichan residents can pick up free energy and water conservation kits that include a brand new high-efficiency showerhead and two faucet aerators – one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom.

Participants need to be one of the first 75 homeowners or renters to bring in their old fixtures to the municipal hall in exchange for one of the free kits.

There are more green ideas. To receive notification of energy conservation workshops and other upcoming initiatives aimed at reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions, sign up at www.northcowichan. ca/subscribe