Direct from the Wildsight website comes this exciting information about the Sustainable Building and Living Conference. Registration would make a fabulous gift for anyone in the building industry, municipal employment, home owners, potential home owners and anyone with or wanting a sustainable home or lifestyle!
As 'sustainability' is a serious topic for all of us and is the focus for Cranbrook Connected it would be wonderful indeed to see good representation from Cranbrook at this conference.
Sustainable Building and Living Conference
This year’s conference in Kimberley, BC features pre-conference workshops on Friday, January 28th, an opening event Friday evening featuring leading thinkers in the areas of sustainable building and living at McKim Theatre, a full day of workshops on Saturday, January 29th, and the Sustainable Building and Living Showcase will be open to the public on Saturday between 12 noon and 4:30 pm. The Conference Schedules, speaker list can be viewed at the Wilsight website at:
About the Conference
As ‘sustainability’ evolves from being a concept to reality, we have broadened our range of speakers and their expertise, to include sustainability in both building and living. Workshop topics will cover a wide range from renewable energy sources, low energy architecture, LEED renovations, permaculture, ‘greening of the building code’, to the building of earth ships, and year round food production.
For those coming out of town, Kimberley Vacations is offering a special conference package!
The full day of Friday pre-conference workshops is:
*$125 early bird pricing, $149 regular pricing.
The full conference package includes a full day of workshops on Saturday, plus a ticket to the Friday night conference opening event:
*$125 Early Bird Pricing, $149 Regular Pricing
**Early bird pricing available until 4 pm on Friday, January 14th, 2011. Regular pricing available from January 17th until 12 noon on January 21st, 2011 on a space available basis.
A limited number of scholarships will be available!
For more information, including questions regarding scholarships, contact Erna Jensen-Shill, Program Coordiantor, at Erna@Wildsight.ca or 250-427-9360.
To register, contact the College of the Rockies, Kimberley Campus, at 250-427-7116 ext 3752 or download and return the registration forms for Friday and Saturday (with payment) to the College.
Register early to avoid disappointment! The 2010 conference was sold out!
The Sustainable Building and Living Conference is a partnership between the College of the Rockies, Wildsight, the City of Kimberley, and the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) with funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust. Supporting partners include the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), New Dawn Developments and the Fraser Basin Council's Smart Planning for Communities.
Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.