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Laundry line prize saves on energy

Residents interested in saving energy and extending the life of their clothes are invited to pick up free laundry lines, courtesy of FortisBC in honour of Laundry Line Awareness Week in Kelowna.

“Hanging it on the line is a way residents can save energy, money and contribute to the overall sustainability of our community,” said  Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd.

“FortisBC’s free laundry lines allow us to take that step in reducing our energy consumption.”

In addition to conserving energy and preserving clothing, laundry lines, when used as an alternative to electric clothes driers, can reduce pollution, save money in energy costs, provide a pleasant scent, free of chemicals, and use the sun as a natural bleaching agent and disinfectant.

“Whether you live in a house, townhouse or apartment, hanging your clothes to dry is a simple and cost effective way to cut down on energy use,” said Tom Loski, vice-president, customer service, for FortisBC.

“We’re pleased to provide free clothes lines to support customers who want to reduce the amount of electricity they use.”

To help Kelowna residents save energy, FortisBC will be distributing free laundry lines, while supplies last, at the following dates and locations:

• June 21 at Kelowna City Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• June 22 at Kelowna Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•  June 30 at Dayton Street Overpass, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•July 14 at Kelowna Farmers Market (evening), from 3 to 7 p.m.

• Aug. 7 at Glenmore IGA, from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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