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Earth Day is coming up April 22nd and the Sustainable Living & Renewable Energy Roundup is offering two ways to celebrate in Carson Valley.

            An Earth Day Locavore dinner will be held at David Walley’s Hot Springs (2001 Foothill Rd.) in the island gazebo at 6pm on Tuesday, April 22nd.  The term “locavore” means that the food and drink served are produced locally and sustainably, as much as possible.  Tickets are $40 and include one glass of wine/beer/soft drink, soup, salad, bread, entrée, dessert, coffee/tea, tax and gratuity.  A no-host bar will be serving local wine and beer also.

            The menu includes Roasted Root Vegetable Soup; Heirloom Tomato and Baby Greens Salad with Hawaiian Ginger light floral honey dressing; Schat’s Bread with creamery butter; Fresh Herb Panko Encrusted Tilapia with lemon butter caper sauce; Red Wine, Oregano, and Tomato Braised Short Ribs; Basque Chorizo Sausage and Charred Vegetable Empanadas; Fresh Herb Risotto, Heirloom Lemon Cheesecake with Berry Coulis; Fresh Fruit tartlets, and Starbucks regular and decaf coffee.  Suppliers include: Hungry Mother Organics, Bently Agrodynamics, Jacobs’ Berry Farm, Custom Garden Farms, Holley Family Farms, Schat’s Bakery, Starbuck’s, and Villa Basque Deli & Café.

            Bill Chernock, Executive Director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, will introduce the new Green Business Improvement Group (GreenBig) program.  GreenBig is a cooperative group of community leaders, environmental experts, and business leaders from Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County who will recognize businesses for green business practices, educate business owners on best environmental practices, and encourage the community to support green businesses and understand why environmental sustainability is important.

            For reservations contact Katherine Winans at or print the reservation form off the website at and mail to SLRER, PO Box 824, Minden, 89423. Reservation and payment must be received by August 18th to confirm your seat.

            The second Earth Day event will be a screening of “The Passive House Revolution”, a 45 minute film about how a home can be constructed or retrofitted to reduce home energy consumption by 80-90%.  The methods were developed in the US in the 1970s during the Oil Embargo, and then abandoned as the oil supply became more available again. Germany picked up the idea and has been using it with great success, and it’s experiencing a resurgence of interest here in the US.  It will be shown Thursday, April 24th at 6pm at the Cooperative Extension office (1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park).  Refreshments included, seating is limited.  A $5 donation is suggested but not required.   Please RSVP to Vicki Bates at


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SLRER is proud to have “Green BIG” join us to recognize green businesses from Carson, Douglas and Lyon counties.

About Green Big:  The Carson Valley, Carson City and Dayton Chambers of Commerce recently announced a green business program called the Green Business Improvement Group.  The Green Business Improvement Group (GREEN BIG) is a cooperative group of community leaders, environmental experts, and business leaders from Carson City, Douglas County, and Lyon County.  The group will recognize businesses for green business practices; educate business owners on best environmental business practices; and encourage citizens in the community to support green businesses and to understand why environmental sustainability is important.

 The organization known as Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Roundup (SLRE) is an educational non-profit that holds several educational events throughout the year including a Green Living Fest every September.

 Our mission is to promote sustainable practices, renewable energy use, and environmental responsibility in the way we work, play, and live.

SLRE was started in late 2006 by a group of people who wanted to promote sustainable living.  Now in our seventh year, we are still a volunteer-run, educational non-profit working to inform and empower people in order to build a more sustainable community.  Every year, we sponsor a green living festival in the Carson Valley, NV to share information about gardening, alternative energy, eating healthy and living better.  We enjoy bringing local businesses, organizations and community members together to learn from each other.

 Consider getting involved!

We are a non-profit organization and greatly appreciate the support we get from the community and businesses in supporting our goals. If you would like to donate to help us make our festival even better, please click on the button below. Thank You!

The event includes informational workshops, exhibits and an interactive Discovery Center with fun activities for kids - making smoothies with the bike blender, baking in solar ovens and how to make your own paper. The event is free to the public. We hope you will join us! The workshop schedule is available on our Fest Info - Workshops page.  If you would like to help with the planning of the event or just becoming more involved, please go to the volunteer page.

SLRE Roundup  -  PO Box 824, Minden, NV  89423

Looking for a form?  
               CLICK HERE!
Core Team for 2014:

President:: Katherine Winans
Treasurer: Linda Kleiner
Secretary: Vicki Bates
Workshops:  Steve Lewis
Locavore Dinners: Katherine Winans, Barry Levan
Website: Jim Heck
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