Conversation Cafe: Affordable Sustainable Housing

November 23, 2012 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Oso Negro Cafe
611 Ward St
Nelson, BC V1L 1S9
by donation
David Reid
250 354 1909

A lot of our region’s houses were built in the 50s and 60s or earlier, and they often don’t have great insulation or energy efficiency. Sometimes it seems like the only way to build a green home or retrofit an existing home is to spend bucket loads of money. There are local and provincial programs to help people with the cost of retrofits, but we need to go a lot further if we want to make a real difference. At the same time, we have a housing crisis in our region that forces people to travel long distances or sacrifice other needs in order to pay rent.

On November 22, join EcoSociety and local experts for an in-depth conversation about whether its possible (and if so, how) to make our housing stock truly sustainable and also truly affordable.


Seth Reidi, Tiny house builder
Lukas Armstrong, Passive Solar Home Architect
Paula Kiss, Green Builder, Nelson City Councillor
Dave Wahn, Nelson City Planner
Jenny Robinson, Nelson CARES Society
Shane Sage, Backyard Cottages
Janice Abbott, Container Houses

This is the first in a series of monthly conversation cafes that will cover environmental and sustainability topics.



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