Hello everyone. Welcome to our first edition of 2007!
We hope you enjoy our new newsletter format and logo. We'd also like to announce the official launch of our brand new website, which will be up and running in mid-February at our usual address www.cooplamaisonverte.com.
This brand new site features information about the Co-op, events, eco tips, links and more. It will also be frequently updated by special eco-contributors including Veronique Vendette (SOS Plančte) and Jean Lapalme, who will keep us up to speed on current environmental issues and events! We are also working towards a complete catalogue of our products, and online sales.
To celebrate, we'd like to invite you to join us for a pre-Valentine's Day "Love the Co-op" wine and cheese website launch, Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Special thanks go out to Annelise Dekker for our logo re-design, and Natasha Geerts and Izaak Branderhorst of Typeleft Publishing for creating the new site.
Thanks to: Gilles Rondeau - Translation; Johanne Bouthillier - Revision; Sharon Leslie - Members' Corner
It's time to sign up for local organic veggie baskets! This season the Co-op will also feature a weekly market where seedlings and local organic produce will be sold.
* To find out about the other organic vegetable, fruit and meat farmers/distributors that deliver to the Co-op, visit our website.
Thanks to the hard work of NDG community members, those of modest income may now become owners of environmental, innovative, condo-style units on the Benny Farm site.
The Affordable Home Ownership Initiative (AHOI), sponsored by Habitations Communautaires NDG, has incorporated cutting edge environmental and energy-saving features in the redevelopment of existing units at Benny Farm.
Geothermal technology will provide an estimated 65 per cent of annual heating needs, decreasing reliance on traditional fuel sources and significantly reducing heating costs. Many materials from the site's original units were salvaged and re-used in the renovations, including hot water radiators. Highly efficient thermal glass, separate heat controls in each room and access to a community garden are further examples of the project's overall commitment to the environment.New owners will be moving into AHOI's first building as early as March 2007, with two more affordable home ownership projects are currently slated for occupancy for fall 2007 and early 2008.
There are still many opportunities for newcomers to purchase and we are looking forward to finding others to be a part of this initiative.
The project's features and financing will be presented to potential purchasers at upcoming information sessions. To reserve a space, contact the AHOI information line: 514-886-7462. Additional information may be obtained on our website: www.hcndg.orgTo read an article on Green Energy Benny Farm - the organization behind green renovations and energy implementation at Benny Farm - check out this month's issue of THIS magazine, available at the Co-op, or visit www.thismagazine.ca.
Members' Corner is a place for members to write or suggest articles about environment or community-related subjects of all kinds. Email your ideas to email@example.com
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