Vote for the Argosy!

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The Argosy is pleased and excited to have been nominated for a business excellence award in the Sustainability category!

The Argosy is pleased and excited to have been nominated for a business excellence award in the Sustainability category!
 
Please visit the link below to vote for the Argosy and other deserving Prince Rupert businesses. You can vote once a day between February 1st and 14th.
 

What makes the Argosy a green/sustainable business?

  • We repair and upcycle antique and vintage items, keeping them out of landfills and reducing the need for new items to be manufactured and shipped from overseas;
  • We removed the old, inefficient natural gas furnace from the building and heat the store using a high efficiency wood pellet stove (wood pellets are made in BC from scrap wood and are considered carbon-neutral);
  • All of our store packaging is recycled or reused:
    – our paper shopping bags are 100% recycled, made with 95% post-consumer product;
    – we have been reusing the same paper packaging for three years as we go back and forth between auctions and the store;
    – we recycle and compost at the store;
  • We participated in the Live Smart BC program to reduce the Argosy’s carbon footprint through efficient lighting and heating solutions.
 
​We consider it a great honour to be nominated in this category and wish all the nominees luck! Prince Rupert is lucky to have such a diverse, hard-working business community​ and we are proud to be part of it.
 
Many thanks,
Richard and Frances

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