Friday once again, so it’s time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. First of all, tomorrow (June 5) is the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day. I’m not sure how it differs from ‘Earth Day’, but any day that celebrates this planet we inhabit sounds good to me! This is also International Green IT Awareness Week (June 1-7) and next week is Rivers to Oceans Week (June 8-13). June’s shaping up to be a busy month.
Before I get started on this week’s post I wanted to offer a shout out for a couple of things. First, I was at the Victoria Emerging Green Builders meeting last night, and there is a ‘Carbon Neutrality’ workshop coming up on June 21, here in Victoria. This workshop is being offered in collaboration with Sustainability Solutions Group. For more information and to register for this workshop, click here: Cutting through the hot air: a course on carbon neutral buildings. NB: Registration for this event is limited, so it’s best to get in early. Cost for the workshop is on a sliding scale, and since this is the first time this workshop is being offered, costs are expected to rise for future events.
Several people from the Emerging Green Builders group have also collaborated on an entry for the USGBC’s 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition and they profiled their submission last night. I had the chance to talk to a couple of them at the end of the meeting and was quite impressed with the amount of effort and forethought they put into their design.
Second, next week is the 3rd Annual Canada Green Building Council National Conference in Vancouver, BC, running from June 8-10. Should be interesting! Continue Reading →