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BC Lions educate kids about energy conservation

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BC Lions' players Jason Arakgi (right) and Rolly Lambala visited Woodland Park Elementary School on April 22 to teach students about energy conservation as part of the FortisBC-funded Energy Champions program.
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This Earth Day (April 22), BC Lions' players Jason Arakgi and Rolly Lambala visited Woodland Park Elementary School to teach students about energy conservation as part of the FortisBC-funded Energy Champions program.

The program educates kids about how they can save energy at home to help create a more sustainable future for B.C. And its advice that could help adults reduce their carbon footprint too.

Most people are surprised to learn that more than 50 per cent of their energy bill goes towards heating. Twenty per cent goes to hot water, about 20 per cent goes to appliances and more than six per cent goes to lighting.

Here are some hot tips to help keep your energy bill low:

•  Instead of cranking up the heat, put on a sweater to save energy.

• Keep doors and windows shut when it’s cold outside to prevent heat escaping from your home.

• Wash your clothes in cold water, except for your dirtiest whites

For more information on how to lower your carbon footprint, visit fortisbc.com

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