Team Power Smart

Fall 2013

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contents Dear Team Power Smart member, F all is a time for change. as the leaves change, the weather cools and the clocks turn back an hour, it could be the perfect time to think about changing your habits to help reduce electricity and lead the way to a better B.C. as Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." In this issue of Team Power Smart magazine, we speak to members who have done exactly that. In Everyday Inspiration (page 7), three members tell us what inspired them to take part in a challenge (or two), they offer tips on what worked and what didn't in their journey to conserve electricity and they bust some of those electricity saving myths along the way. Our main story (page 8) features larry Paris, the previous winner of the Team Power Smart member photo contest. larry is the epitome of the true B.C. outdoorsman. His appreciation for nature and the environment are captured in his powerful outdoor images and indoors in his devotion to taking the necessary steps to reduce his footprint by cutting electricity use. as always, our Up front section (page 4) provides you with an overview of what you can expect over the next few months, from events and inspiring documentaries to our brand-new photo contest. It's time to get creative! In fact, this issue is packed with great tips that we hope will inspire and encourage you to make that difference. and don't forget, we love hearing your stories, so let us know about your power saving experience by contacting us at We can all learn from each other and that way we can continue to make a difference. 08 COVER STORY piCture perFeCt Team Power Smart member and photo contest winner larry Paris believes in saving energy and conserving nature. FEaTuRES 14 dinner by Candlelight This delicious initiative is back! B.C. restaurants light the candles for a unique dining experience. DEpaRTmEnTS 02 by the numbers 04 up Front 06 eleCtroniCs Journey 07 everyday inspiration 12 Quiz time 13 in depth 15 what's hot Unearthing the facts to become more environmentally aware. Create you own ad in our photo contest; sustainable documentaries; Outreach fall events; and bust those myths! How appliances have changed since the 1970s. Three Team Power Smart members change their habits. What type of Team Power Smart member are you? What to do in the case of a downed power line; comparing light bulbs. Top energy saving gadgets and apps. Arien Korteland Program Manager, Team Power Smart this issue This Team Power Smart supplement is published by Canada Wide Media limited on behalf of BC Hydro. This complimentary copy of British Columbia Magazine is part of your Team Power Smart membership. Content The opinions in the articles are in keeping with BC Hydro's Team Power Smart mandate and are not necessarily those of Canada Wide Media limited. BC Hydro is not responsible for content appearing on other pages. The contents of this supplement are covered by copyright and all rights are reserved. No material in this publication may be reproduced in any form without permission from BC Hydro. for queries or feedback, please send an email to Photos: larry Paris, iStock Please recycle privaCy Protecting your personal information is an obligation BC Hydro takes seriously. BC Hydro does not sell addresses to a third party. any personal information we collect is handled in accordance with the freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy act. BC Hydro only discloses customer personal information to third parties in accordance with applicable laws. mandate BC Hydro administers Team Power Smart and related activities in furtherance of BC Hydro's energy conservation goals and obligations under the Clean Energy act and the Utilities Commission act. If you have any questions about how your personal information is handled please contact us at 35 B r itish C o lumbia M agazine • fal l 2 0 1 3 smart fall 2013 3 team power

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