Sustainable Redwood (formerly known as the Redwood Meadows Sustainability Committee) is an official branch of Redwood Meadows Town Council. The committee is made up of a group of local volunteers whose purpose is to partner with council and community members in:
- Supporting sustainability discussion and decision-making as part of ongoing and future Redwood Meadows community development.
Pursuing and planning for Redwood Meadows to acquire “Green Neighbourhood” certification from the International Audubon Society.
- Providing creative hands-on support in decision-making.
- Offering education and tools.
- Researching a wide range of sustainability opportunities for the community.
- Promoting local trade and commerce.
- Building awareness through community events, seminars, workshops, fundraisers.
- Researching and implementing a sustainable waste management program.
- Promoting wildlife awareness through the BearSmart program.
Sustainable Redwood has taken action on a number of initiatives, including:
- receiving the Audobon International Environmental Stewardship Award for Redwood Meadows.
- Community Bulk Buy Program for Redwood and Bragg Creek residents.
- organizing special events, such as Earth Day, Earth Hour, Community Weed Pull, Native Plant Workshop & Sale, etc.
- installation of the Butterfly Garden at Redwood House entrance.
- recreational trail development from Redwood into Bragg Creek
- community garden/greenhouse research and project planning
- promotion of carpooling/carshare opportunities
- writing funding proposals for our more large-scale initiatives
- waste management subcommittee to investigate options for recycling and composting in the community.
- Partnering with the Redwood Meadows Golf Course and Townsite to groom winter cross-country ski trails.
The RMSC is looking for community members to be advocates for sustainability in our backyard and on a global level. Our vision encompasses a broad range of commitments that include lessening our ecological footprint as individuals and as a community, enhancing social connections and finding ways to live happily and healthfully within the community.
Do you have the skills? Do you have the passion? Is there a project or a cause that is dear to your heart? If so, we strongly encourage you to join us in taking an active role in shaping this community.
Please contact Ann Sullivan (email@example.com)