Update to last weeks post on the head shave for BC Children’s Hospital
Looks like Little Madman had more to lose than Dad
Here are some photo’s from the big shave this weekend. The event raised over $10,000 for BC Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate, the site will still be open for a few more days. DONATE to BC Children’s Hospital Golf for Kids Fundraiser.
There are different options when looking to be more environmentally friendly both in business and in our daily lives. The Carbon Farmer has come up with a way to help companies and people reduce their carbon footprint.
The Carbon Farmer “began with a dream to sustain our family’s farm create habitat and address climate change”. They created a new use for the land in Peace River, AB, came up with a new vision and took it to the Dragon’s Den. You can view their Dragon’s Den pitch here. We’re not going to tell you if they got a deal or not … you’ll have to watch the episode.
We found out about the Carbon Farmer when we received an email from one of our suppliers – ASA Meter Ink a.k.a the Postage Meter Guy- sent us an email thanking us for our order and that they had planted a tree in our name; they plant a tree after every customer order that gets shipped to offset their carbon footprint You can see the tree planted for White Rock/Surrey U-Lock Mini Storage by clicking here, our tree is in the first row, near the middle. If you hover over the trees you will see who the tree was planted by, what type of tree it is (ours is a lodgepole pine).
Want a new idea this holiday season? Give someone a tree.
Today, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, people and businesses around the world are marking Earth Hour by turning off the lights, shutting down electronics, and reducing their personal power consumption to show their support for climate change action.
The movement started in Australia in 2007, by the WWF-Australia. All they asked was that you turn off your lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Their goal was to show that every individual has the power to change the world we live in. Before long, the movement spread around the globe, and in 2011, hundreds of millions of people in 135 countries were taking part in Earth Hour. The global event is scheduled every year on the last Saturday in March.
Although it is easier for an individual to reduce their power consumption by turning off their lights and electronics at home for an hour, businesses have still been urged to join the movement in any way they can. Many major tourist attractions will go dark for the hour long event, while other businesses will reduce their lighting, to security and safety essential lighting only. Businesses can also show their support by shutting down all non-essential equipment that consumes power while sitting idle.
U-Lock Mini Storage will be participating in Earth Hour this year by shut down all non-essential equipment and reducing the amount of light in the facility. All the computers, monitors, and printers will be shut down and unplugged. As well, the lighting inside the offices will be switched off.
U-Lock Mini Storage encourages other businesses and residents in our communities of White Rock, Surrey, Victoria, & Nanaimo, to join the Earth Hour movement, take the pledge, and show your support for climate change action.