AHTSIK GETS NOD FOR BEING GREEN – “When Ahtsik Native Art Gallery had its grand opening last spring, owner Gordon Dick pulled out all the stops to make Balance of Mother Earth and eco-friendly event.
The Green party of Canada noticed and awarded him last week with a certificate of appreciation for ‘operating as a business in harmony with the natural world’
Jesperson said the Greens have been looking at ways to recognize local businesses that are making the effort to conduct their affairs in an environmentally responsible manner. It all started when a party member, who attended the gallery’s opening was impressed with the owners’ enthusiastic promotion of environmental stewardship.
‘they made quite a point at their opening event to have local food, to use materials that could either be reused or recycled, to recycle waste. The owners have made that commitment to try to use green practices in the operatin of their business.’ Jesperson said.