V2A Projects & Events

What's Happening in 2016?

Energy Crawl: A self-guided tour of residential energy conservation techniques

Sunday, November 6th, 1-4pm.

What Happened in 2014-15?

Measuring our progress towards Sustainability - The 2014 State of Rossland Report.

In 2011,  the Sustainability Commission developed a set of indicators that would help us measure our progress towards achieving our sustainability goals as outlined in the Strategic Sustainability Plan.   In  2014,  the City of Rossland completed the first comprehensive check-in.   The 2014 State of Rossland report can be foundon the City of Rossland website!

Rossland on an Energy Diet Phase 2 - Kootenay Energy Diet - An Initiative of the Energy Task Force

Phase 2 of the Energy Diet wrapped up in March 2014.   The success of Rossland Energy Diet Phase 2 prompted Fortis BC to launch the Kootenay Energy Diet throughout our region.  In Rossland,  58 households registered for the Kootenay Energy Diet and completed a pre-retrofit energy audit.   Twenty Rossland households completed post retrofit audits and received energy rebates.

The Community Energy Association estimates that energy retrofits made by Rossland households during the Kootenay Energy Diet reduced Rossland`s 2013 Green House Gas emissions by 12.95 tonnes. 

Rossland Branch of Kootenay Carshare - An Initiative of the Energy Task Force

January 2014 saw the launch of the Rossland Branch of the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative.   Our first vehicle was purchased with the support of the Columbia Basin Trust through the Community Initiatives Program, and with funding provided by Kootenay Savings Credit Union and Nelson & District Credit Union.  

Monashee Institute - An initiative of the Innovative Education Task Force

 

Other Sustainability Commission Projects

What happened in 2012-13?

Family Friendly Rossland Report

What happened in 2010-11?

In 2010-11 the Sustainability Commission completed two major projects: The State of Rossland Project and the Climate Change Adaptation Project. 

State of Rossland

Climate Change Adaptation

 

In addition, the four V2A Task Forces also completed several major projects in 2009 and 2010.  Read more about these projects on the individual Task Force pages.

SHIM Watershed Mapping Project (Water Stewardship Task Force)

Nomadic Entrepreneurs Study (Economic Development Task Force)

Community Energy Survey (Energy Task Force)

ACT Affordable Housing Workshop (Housing and Affordability Task Force)

 
Family Friendly Rossland:  Identifying Rossland's Family Friendly Assets