Recent Articles

Wildsight Donates Think Tank Films To The Fernie Library


Five seasons and more to come! Wildsight is now celebrating it’s fifth season of the Think Tank Film Series with a donation of over twenty films and documentaries to the Fernie Heritage Library. Read more »

Think Local First Cards now available!

The latest evolution of the Think Local First program (remember the coupon book?) Is our brand new Think Local First Card program. Read more »

Victoria Avenue Summer Downtown Social Update

Don't forget to checkout the awesome Think Local First Cardholder deals at Downtown Socials this summer. Read more »

Earth Day turns into Earth Week for 2011


With over 11 events planned, Earth Week 2011 will turn out to be bigger and better than ever. Read more »

New Think Local First Card Program Launched. Business Registration Now Open!


We would like to introduce to you an amazing new opportunity for you and your business, the “Think Local First Card”. Be sure to take a moment and read this important message now, as there is a special $20 discount offer that is only available until November 30th.

Cards will be available for purchase by consumers at the Fernie Museum starting December 9 Read more »

A sustainable holiday season

Simple acts through out this holiday season can reduce our impact on the environment. Shopping locally is one easy way you can make a difference, drive less, have less stress, use less fuel and find unique gifts. Around the continent, communities will celebrate Shop Local week from December 3rd - 9th. Join in, and support Fernie's diverse and unique locally-owned stores, and don't forget to bring your reusable bag when you hit the shops.

5 steps towards a sustainable holiday season

* Buy locally made products, fair-trade, recycled or organic gifts. Read more »

Drink Greener Drinks

Every time we open our wallet, every dollar we spend, we have an amazing opportunity to vote and directly shape the world around us. This simple act is one of the most powerful ways to make your voice heard, and the secret to affecting change. Imagine this - you can make a difference even by going out for a drink. The wine you choose to enjoy with you dinner can either support a small unique local organic vineyard or one that chooses to laden their grapes with petroleum derived fertilizers and pesticides. Read more »

Reducing your transportation footprint

Motor vehicles are embarrassingly inefficient. Did you know that of the energy that is consumed, at least 80 percent is lost, and that at most only 20 percent is actually used to turn the wheels? Read more »

Gifts that Keep on Giving

Christmas is the time for giving and making a special effort to bring joy and happiness to family, friends, loved ones, acquaintances, work colleagues and people who are special in our lives. This year why not give a gift that keeps on giving. Read more »

No Plastic Bags in the New Year

Recycling is simply separating our garbage. The lack of recycling can be seen as a reflection of self-centered thinking, which keeps us locked into behaviour that is neither for our own good nor that of the Earth. Our modern lifestyle is characterized by the conditioned habit of constantly buying, wasting and wanting more. These habits have led us to the misuse and abuse of the environment. Read more »