Richmond firm’s green fever spreads to food bank
Last year, the dealership on Cambie and Shell roads erected the Lower Mainland’s first wind turbine for commercial use — a sky-grazing 60-feet tall device, aimed at reducing Auto West’s carbon footprint by generating electricity that is dumped directly into BC Hydro’s grid.
Before that, the company, which has spent more than $1.5 million on green initiatives, installed geothermal heating and cooling, green roofs, underground tanks to collect storm water, a water recycling system and solar panels.
Now the green fever will continue its spread at Auto West when the staff plant a 680 sq ft roof top community garden this spring.
And, come harvest time later this year, 100 per cent of the fresh fruits and veggies from their garden will go straight to the Richmond Food Bank Society.