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Sustainable Homes Tour & Seminar, Nov 9 & 19

*** Please note that the Sustainable Homes Tour is currently FULL, but we are taking names on our waiting list ***

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28, 2013

Contact: 
Jen Werlin, Communications & Development Manager jen@tetonvalleyadvocates.org, 208-354-1707

VARD hosts Teton Valley Sustainable Homes Tour and Seminar,
November 9th & November 19th

(Driggs, ID) – Thanks to grants from Protect Our Winters and the Community Foundation of Teton Valley, Valley Advocates for Responsible Development will be hosting a Teton Valley Sustainable Homes Tour and Seminar. During this series, VARD will explain various tools that homeowners and communities can employ to ensure that planning carefully considers environmental, economic, and social impacts to the community (i.e., wildlife habitat, water, air, recreational, and scenic resources, open space, safety, etc.).

Beginning on Saturday, November 9th, from 9am-1pm, VARD will host a Sustainable Homes Tour that introduces participants to the wide variety of sustainable building and construction models located in Teton Valley. During the tour, VARD will take participants to 4-5 homes in Teton Valley that utilize ‘green building’ and energy efficiency designs. We’ll tour rural properties with conservation easements, off-the-grid properties, and in-town, resource efficient properties. The tour is limited to 16 participants, and advanced registration is required by noon on Friday, November 8th (UPDATE: The tour is FULL, but we are taking names on the waiting list). Call 208-354-1707 or email jen@tetonvalleyadvocates.org; $10 per person; lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Then, on Tuesday, November 19th, from 6:30-8:30pm, VARD will host a FREE public Sustainable Development Workshop at the Seniors West of the Tetons Center (60 S. Main St.) in Driggs. Enjoy a free, public seminar about sustainable design and development, as local architects and developers discuss techniques used to make buildings more environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout the building’s life cycle (i.e., location, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition). Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

About VARD

Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD) is a nonprofit, membership organization working to preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas, and foster vibrant downtown communities. Our mission is to advocate for private, public and civic actions that will result in the responsible development and sustainable use of the natural resources (water, land, wildlife, and air) in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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