Fort St. John's Live It Green month declared a success

10/2/2017

Live It Green month has been a success, according to The City of Fort St. John

Throughout September, city hall partnered with organizations like NEAT and the Huntington Co-op to push green initiatives, such as water conservation and recycling education. The city gives credit to each business that got involved, as they saw a large increase in public engagement.

“We had a lot of really good conversations on Facebook and in person at various events," said Julie Rogers, communications co-ordinator with the city. "I think people are always thinking about it, but I think during Live It Green month, when we give them a coffee mug and remind them that when you go for coffee, you can take it with you, and some coffee shops will even give you a discount if you bring your own mug, so it just gets people thinking about it.”

Rogers says that while Live It Green month only happens once a year, the ideas behind it are practiced year-round.

“With the water conservation and the energy conservation and especially the recycling, that education is going to continue," Rogers said. "In September we do a big push, and we have a lot of activities to try to get people thinking about it, but especially the recycling education will continue throughout the year.”

Water and energy conservation tips can be read on the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page.