Sustainability News

Carbon Footprint Calculator - 2017 Energy Crawl

Calculate your Carbon Foot print here.  Bring a copy of your carbon footprint to the Energy Crawl on October 21st and we'll give you a free LED lightbulb, courtesy of FortisBC .  YOur carbon footpring print out is also your ticket to tour Jeff Herr's solar home.  

2017 Energy Crawl

Electric cars & solar homes!  Check them out during the Sustainability Commission’s annual Energy Crawl this Saturday October 21st. between 12-4 pm.  Tour local homes with solar panels and other energy saving tehcnologies.  Check out the electric vehicle show at Energy Crawl Headquarters (Rossland Library) More info

Sign Up! 2017 Community Fruit Pressing - Sept 17 & October 8

Let's squeeze some juice! Rossland's Sustainability Commission and Happy Hills Farm will host two community apple pressing dates this fall: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017 between 9 am - 3:30 pm. 

Composting Gold: The Art & Science of Composting

Saturday June 17th from 10 - 11 am

Rossland Community Garden,  North end of Jubilee Park

 

Solar in a Mountain Town: Residential Solar Energy Workshop on Thursday June 8th

Solar in a Mountain Town : A Residential Solar Energy Workshop 
Thursday June 8th at 7 – 9:30 pm at the Old Firehall - Rossland

Backyard Chicken & Compost Crawl - April 22nd from 9 am - 12 noon

Chickens? Ducks?  Pallet composters vs worm bins?  PUt on your walking shoes and learn about composting and backyard chicken coops from experience Rossland backyard farmers during Rossland Real Foods annual chicken and www.buy-trusted-tablets.com compost crawl. Saturday April 22 from 9 am -12 noon.  Pick up a map at the Rossland Library or download a brochure here.

Builder Workshop - Energy Star for New Homes - March 8th Rossland

Are you a builder of new homes?  Join us for a Builders Workshop at Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland, on March 8, to learn about using EnerGuide for new homes and building to ENERGY STAR® for New Homes guidelines. 7:30 - 12 Noon. Hot breakfast included.  This workshop is primarily aimed at builders and building officials.

More info and registration here.  

Gardeners' Green Drinks at the Uptown Lounge Tuesday Jan 17th 5-6:30 pm

Green Drinks talks gardening! Come join your gardening neighbours for a drink and informal gardening discussion this Tuesday Jan 17 from 5 pm - 6:30 pm at the Uptown Lounge (formerly the Red Room) at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland.

Rossland Food Charter Borscht & Film Night - FREE Event on Wednesday December 7th at 5:30 pm

Rossland Food Charter Borscht & Film Night - Free community event on Wed Dec 7 at 5:30 pm at the Old Firehall. Join us for a borscht & bread dinner prepared by Chef John Premier. Followed by a screening of the film 'Growing Local' and community discussion about the Rossland Food Charter. More info?

Rossland Energy Crawl - Sunday Nov 1st from 1-4 pm

Air source heat pumps?  Geothermal?  Solar?  How do they perform in Rossland?  Join us for Rossland's  first  Energy Crawl on Sunday November 6 from 1 - 4 pm.  Visit homes that use these techno