No matter what you live in, there’s no denying it…winter is coming. And for locals looking to save some household cash, and be a whole lot friendlier to both Old Man Winter and Mother Nature, come and take in the 2nd annual Nelson Green Home and Energy Show. There will be over 30 sustainable and conventional building specialists on hand to help you explore the world of green building products. This free event, sponsored by Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave program, Columbia Basin Trust, the West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Juice FM, will take place at the Prestige Lakeside Resort on Wednesday Oct. 15 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  

This event will give locals an opportunity to speak with experts and professionals in a trade show style venue and enter to win lots of prizes.  Here are a few highlights of the show:

  • Electric bike and car vendors, and several ambassadors who own and operate a variety of electric bikes and cars.
  • City of Nelson’s Corporate Energy Coordinator will discuss the City’s plans for charging stations, as well as accessibility for electric transportation within the province.
  • Mandala Homes, the event’s Home Ambassador, the first to achieve Energy Star status in BC.
  • Natural home builders, LED lighting, Passiv Haus, Enviro Roofing and Sun Tubes, Solar, FortisBC Gas, and much more.
  • A tiny house will be on display for people to do walk-throughs
  • EcoSave will discuss the possibilities of a Community Solar Garden here in Nelson.