Let’s hear it for Slocan!

Council votes to adopt your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Last night, Slocan Village Council voted unanimously to officially adopt the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Energy Plan! This means that Slocan has joined other small, rural towns like Kaslo, Warfield, Rossland, Castlegar, and Nelson as leaders in the transition to renewable energy.   The Village…

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A Message from Our Executive Director

Trying to do better This article contains content about residential schools that may be triggering. Support for survivors and their families is available. Call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at 1-800-721-0066 or 1-866-925-4419 for the 24-7 crisis line. The KUU-US Crisis Line Society also offers 24-7 support at 250-723-4050 for adults, 250-723-2040 for youth, or toll-free at…

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Farms to Friends Delivers its 2500th bag of Fresh Food to Households in Need!

  As we approach our one-year anniversary, Farms to Friends has officially delivered its 2500th bag of fresh food to local community members in need. The program, which started last summer by the West Kootenay EcoSociety in response to the local food insecurity many people across the region experience, has expanded to support 75 households in need every week. Farms to Friends delivers…

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April 30th marks one year! Let’s celebrate!

On April 30th Premier Horgan and his government will have had their report outlining how to protect old growth forests in their hands for one year. It might feel like there is nothing to celebrate. While Premier Horgan promised protection for old growth forests, the last remaining ancient trees are still being cut down.  As concerned citizens of BC, we can hold the BC Government accountable to…

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What does volunteering & working at EcoSociety mean to you?

Remember when we could safely gather and take part in parades and other celebrations? Let's work toward doing that again soon. Earth Day parade, Nelson, 2019. To celebrate Earth Day, we asked EcoSociety staff and volunteers why they work and volunteer with us, what motivates them, and why it is important to them. Here are a few of their answers.  “Volunteering for the EcoSociety over the past…

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Sponsor Shoutout Series – Oso Negro

Oh! So Nelson - Cafe, Community & MorePicture a beautiful, serene setting right in the lap of the mountains.  What is the overarching feeling accompanying the soothing imagery? For us in the Kootenays, it’s always warm, fuzzy and feels like home!  In the majestic presence of the Selkirk Mountains lies a place of such warmth and comfort called Oso Negro Coffee. This local business has been…

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