The opening SIBAC event was about residential scale energy solutions and held at the Yasodhara Ashram with close to 50 attending. Most attendees were from east shore communities, as well as Sandon and Johnsons Landing. The second event was held at Gray Creek Hall with approximately 40 attending and featured Eva Snyder who had been commissioned by the Ashram to conduct a study. Eva reported findings collected through research, evaluation and assessment of how to work with energy conservation and renewable energy technologies on the east shore. A third event featured Greg Utzig who is a Nelson resident and is a conservation ecologist and land use planning consultant. Greg spoke on “climate change in the Kootenays”.