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Press Releases Accepts the Victoria Earth Day Showdown Challenge

VICTORIA, B.C. –  April 16, 2013 announced today that they will once again be participating in the Victoria Earth Day Showdown on Friday, April 19, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m.

With Earth Day on April 22, the team is getting a head start on April 19 and will join other Victoria businesses along with ViSTA (Victoria Sustainable Tourism Alliance) founding members from Harbour Air Seaplanes, Eagle Wing Whale Watching, Inn at Laurel Point and Helijet to create a city wide event that encourages environmental awareness and stewardship.

“This year we’re stepping it up a notch,” said Lacey Sheardown, Director of Marketing for “Our previous participation was a great start and we want to make a larger impact with two separate teams working on simultaneous projects.”

One of the the teams will be renting a truck and removing larger household items that have been abandoned in public spaces near downtown Victoria. If the items are in good condition, they’ll then be posted on under the free items section for anyone to claim. Items that are ready to be recycled will be dropped off by the team for proper disposal.  

A second team will be working on foot. The street team will be patrolling downtown Victoria wearing their signature purple t-shirts and picking up trash.

For more information about Victoria Earth Day Showdown visit:

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About was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content, benefit the environment and save people money. It is now Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned online classified network with local city sites across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedVancouver, UsedOttawa, UsedPEI and more. Our network of over 55 websites has now become the most efficient platform for buyers to connect with private and commercial sellers to find what they want in their local community.

Media Contacts:
Lacey Sheardown,
250.381.3633 ext. 3291

Scott Ledingham/PR MediaNow