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July 21conference to address sustainable, fire-safe rebuilding in wake of Angora fire

Nikki Florio

In response to the Angora fire, a Phoenix Conference for Sustainable and Fire-Safe Rebuilding of homes will be held on Saturday, July 21, at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with rotating 20-minute conferences throughout the day. Subjects covered in the conference are:

• Sustainable site planning;

• Green and fire-safe materials;

• Green commissioning;

• Energy-efficient mortgages;

• Guest speakers from South Tahoe Public Utilities District and from the South Tahoe Refuse Company.

There will also be a trade show featuring vendors covering the topics listed above, along with yard and debris cleanup and hauling, green carpet cleaning services and more.

The conference is free to community members.

El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago is slated to speak about county issues related to the fire.

For anybody who is interested in participating in either the conference or the trade show can contact me, Nikki Florio, at mtnnic@aol.com.

The PSRE is an introductory Rebuilding Expo focusing on utilizing sustainable and firesafe resources. This event is designed primarily for Tahoe community members who have recently lost their homes, however it is open to other community members who wish to learn more about energyefficient and firesafe products and services.

This event is designed to help homeowners find the primary resources needed to rebuild in an energy-efficient and fire-safe manner.


The rotating conference will feature professional speakers related to the fields of Sustainable Archi-tecture/Design/Commissioning, Public Utilities Information, Waste Management, Sustainable Materials, Energy Efficient Mortgages, Firesafe Building Products, County Practices and Information, Straw Bale and Insulated Concrete Form homes and much more.

Trade Show

The trade show will feature businesses related to building materials, loans, STPUD, STR Information, In Home materials, Energy Efficient Mortgages, Backyard Conservation and more.

This event is free and open to the community.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, we are accepting in-kind and cash donations, please call (530) 314-9400 and leave a message.

For more information please me at mtnnic@aol.com

— Nikki Florio writes a regular column that appears Tuesdays in the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Her home and her belongings were destroyed in the Angora fire. She can be reached at mtnnic@aol.com.

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