Telluride's 5-star Library Hosts TNCC's Green Building Roundtable #5, 6/4

[To hear Joanna Kanow speaking with Susan, click “Play”]

CIMG3690 In the Program Room of Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library, The New Community Coalition continues it’s popular ( and FREE) Green Business Roundtables series this Friday, June 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The speakers are Joanna and Daniel Kanow of EcoSpaces on the subject of “Green Building Solutions.”

The Kanows’ talk should amount to a primer on the hows and whys of greening up your home and/or office, including strategies for new construction and remodels, readily available products, and the dollars and sense of it all. The morning closes with a discussion of a proposed Joint Purchasing Program for the region.

CIMG7319 The Kanows are uniquely qualified to lead this Green Building Roundtable. The couple was walking the green talk before “green” became vogue.

In the mid-1990s, Joanna Measer Kanow and husband Daniel were teaching in a one-room, off-the-grid schoolhouse powered by solar and hydropower in the little town of Whale Gulch, California, while living in a solar-powered cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In August 2007, the Kanows opened EcoSpaces, a green building design and supply showroom selling everything from roofing tiles made from recycled rubber to look exactly like slate or shingle, to insulation made from recycled blue jeans denim, and so much more. Over time, EcoSpaces morphed into a nexus for change in the region, working with the The New Community Coalition to help educate the greater Telluride community about ways to live sustainably by offering workshops, lectures, demonstrations, films and now a website.  The site features lively eco blogs, contests, video, educational content, and more as a way to link and empower green communities beyond Telluride.

Please RSVP to the breakfast talk by 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3 @ 728-1340 or admin.tncc@gmail.com. (Your response is important in preventing a shortage of eats.)

For further information about GBR #5, click the “play” button and listen to Joanna Kanow’s podcast.

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