CAN (AB): Diamond Valley community bands together to form sustainable living center

Three years in the making, the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre will open its doors on Saturday. The center focuses on programs to educate the community about recycling and upcycling, along with food, water, and energy security.

Susan Kristoferson and her husband, Larry Kapustka, are co-founders and financial backers of the project who have a goal of building a strong community spirit while empowering people to reduce their environmental footprint.

"We want people to realize possibilities, build connections and community that they haven't known before," Kristoferson said. "We're trying to do something locally that has a global impact. "It's a small community, it's a small impact, but if everybody does that, it makes a difference in the world."

Kapustka says the project is an opportunity to introduce people to concepts and ideas to help with food, water, and energy security. He's a PhD botanist and is spearheading the food security aspect. "There's a lot of things that people can grow inside that would not only be nutritious food but would help them with their food budget," he said.


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