This spring and summer Mountainside Institute has offered a 6-part series on Green Living and Building. These FREE workshops are offered in Victor at the Mountainside Village Pavilion on Old Jackson Hwy from May 11 – June 29.
Conservationist Forrest McCarthy will discuss holistic approaches to minimizing environmental impacts while also considering aesthetic and economic factors for home retrofitting.
May 11 | 5:30 PM |Mountainside Village Pavilion
Recycling in Teton Valley
What can we recycle here? What is Wish-Cycling? Can I recycle wrong? What actually gets recycled? Join Dave Hudascko of RAD Curbside, and Iris Saxer of Teton Valley Community Recycling to learn what is recyclable in Teton Valley, and get the inside scoop on new opportunities.
May 17 | 6:00 PM |Mountainside Village Pavilion
Minimizing Heat Loss
Join sustainable building consultant Scott Paulson to explore ways to use new ideas to prevent heat loss in typical construction projects.
May 26 | 5:30 PM |Mountainside Village Pavilion
Sustainability in the Backyard Garden
Stop by Sweet Hollow Farm and discover ways to grow food more efficiently and learn how you can close the loop on food production and food waste at a home scale.
June 8 | 5:30 PM |Sweet Hollow Farm (north-east corner of Mountainside Village across from cemetery)
Passive Solar & Climate Responsive Design
Join Larry Thal, who serves as the lead architect of Mountainside Village, and learn about passive solar practices, site planning for solar access and energy conservation, integrated problem solving, and how to make the most of $ spent in pursuit of healthy living and energy conservation.
June 22 | 5:30 PM |Mountainside Village Pavilion
Sustainable Building Materials
Architect Lindsey Love will explain how making the right choice on building materials can provide benefits and reduce harm to the environment. Learn about successful local projects, and discuss ways you can source sustainably responsible materials in our community and region.
June 29 | 5:30 PM |Mountainside Village Pavilion