Add your voice to private land forest management review

Share your input on an important piece of government land use policy. You have an opportunity to offer input to the BC government on managing our forests on private land. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is reviewing the Private Managed Forest Land Program (also known as the Managed Forest Program). To participate, fill out the online form. The…

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Castlegar for 100% Renewable Energy

Almost 1,000 people in Castlegar have said yes to 100% renewable energy. Add your name right now www.renewablekootenays.ca And join us at Castlegar City Council meeting on July 15 at 5:30pm to stand up for a healthy and safe town, clean energy, and a strong economy. Your voice matters. https://www.facebook.com/WestKootenayEcoSociety/videos/1598940620239326/

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Silverton commits to 100% renewable energy

The Slocan Valley is going green! Green energy, green economy, that is. Silverton’s Village Council has passed a resolution to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050, joining New Denver and Slocan in their commitment to a cleaner, healthier, safer community and a stronger economy for the Slocan Valley. Silverton Village Council made the decision at their July 9 meeting. “Moving…

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EcoSociety hosts book tour stop: new thriller on hot topic of climate crisis

What does an Ottawa city councillor who is deeply concerned about the planet’s ecological unravelling and the glacial response by citizens and politicians do when unexpectedly defeated in his re-election bid? He publishes a climate breakdown thriller, then takes it on an epic cross-country book tour, in search of conversation and readers. By electric vehicle, naturally. The climate crisis is a…

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It’s almost funny…

This week in Ottawa, there were two big climate announcements that are so contradictory they make me want to laugh. But there’s nothing funny about giving hard-earned taxpayer money to big oil companies. On Monday, in what can only confuse the issue: “The House of Commons has passed a motion declaring a national climate emergency, and supporting Canada’s commitment to meet the Paris Agreement…

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June is Membership Drive month, and this year is extra special

It’s EcoSociety’s 25th year, and we’re on a mission: to build stronger and healthier communities and protect the wild places of the West Kootenays. We’re halfway through our month-long membership drive, and we’re getting so much positive support from people like you. Donations, membership renewals and new members--it’s fantastic! You’re important to making sure we have a safer future, and we…

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