Companies join forces for Earth Day

Phase two of back alley beautification

The back alley between Water Street and Third Avenue in Hope will be buzzing with activities as neighbouring companies celebrate Earth Day by working together to make their corner of the world a better place.

“We are excited to continue improving the alley behind our store in the hope that it becomes contagious,” said Sabine Keil, owner of the Hope Pharmasave. “A beautiful and inviting downtown core would be very beneficial to the community.” Next week, the company is kicking off phase two of their Pharmasave alley beautification project.

Also in honour of Earth Day and to help raise funds for local literacy projects, wander down the alley and check out the environmentally friendly Pages Book Store and Anna’s Incense.  Kids can settle down to enjoy a reading of ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss, while their parents check out the great selection of gently-used and recycled books.

“This a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle, every little bit counts when it comes to sustaining the planet,” said Maureen Kehler of the Fraser-Cascade Literacy Centre.

And, of course, every day Earth Day at  their 1960’s styled neighbouring business, Anna’s Incense. “I use green business practices 365 days a year,” added Anna. “Cornstarch-based packing peanuts and recycled packaging supplies make a big impact; I only produce one bag of garbage every two weeks.”

Back alley Earth Day events continue from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 21.