Community-powered local food is at the heart of the Local Store in Fernie, B.C.by Virginia Rasch
Sustainability Sceneby Virginia Rasch
A blog featuring some of the successful sustainable initiatives by Kootenay and Columbia businesses.
Welcome to Sustainability Scene—a blog featuring environmentally friendly or sustainable initiatives. The Kootenay and Columbia are special regions in British Columbia with amazing natural beauty. We are looking for stories about people, organizations or businesses that show a fresh, green approach to sustaining this precious environment. Please submit your idea, and we will follow up with you for a possible entry on this page.
Virginia is a writer and editor with KPI Media. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for over 15 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and an editor of books and scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to KootenayBiz. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles
Recent Sustainability Scene articles
Local farmers markets help to increase food security and create sustainable communities—check out our list of markets across the Kootenays.by Julie Matchett
The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 12: Goldenby Virginia Rasch
Are you a green business? KootenayBiz is looking for sustainable business stories.by Virginia Rasch
The 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign for clean energy, led by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, continues to grow, adding No. 10: Fruitvaleby Virginia Rasch
The Forest Practices Board released a report that recommends better reforestation practices in B.C.’s dry fir forests, including less clearcuttingby Virginia Rasch
A trip of goats are trained as targeted grazers for a unique business: Vahana Nature Rehabilitation in Ta Ta Creek, B.C.by Virginia Rasch
Three more West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign: Castlegar, Warfield and Kasloby Virginia Rasch
Five West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign. Meet the early adopters of change.by Virginia Rasch