Jumbo will stay wild!

Commander Glacier seen from near the landing where the Farnham Glacier blockade was in 2008. Photo courtesy of Pat Morrow. Breathe a collective sigh of relief! This was a long time coming. The Ktunaxa Nation Council had a special celebratory day on Saturday when they announced that Qat’muk, the Jumbo Valley, will stay pristine for generations to come! This is big news--so many people worked…

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Tell government to protect old growth forests

Photo: Colin Payne Photography You have a chance to help protect old growth forests in the Kootenays. The BC government is seeking public input on its old growth strategy. Our old growth forests support biodiversity, are vital as carbon sinks to mitigate the climate crisis, and allow plants and animals such as wolverines and caribou to thrive as no other forests can. Our old growth and our…

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Looking back on 2019

I think 2019 was our busiest year ever at the EcoSociety. Here's a look back at what we accomplished together with our staff, volunteers, members, donors and supporters. Six local governments signed-on to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 for all energy-use sectors community-wide. Volunteers worked hard so that over 10,500 people and 108 businesses support the clean energy transition.…

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Volunteers made us Trail’s Business of the Year

Okay, we didn’t see that coming! We blogged about being honoured to be nominated for Business of the Year at the Trail Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We honestly didn’t expect to win, so we were excited, grateful and a bit shocked when we found out we did. Setting up an office for an environmental organization in a new town could have been daunting. Some people were very open…

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Kaslo joins 100% renewable energy transition while world leaders meet in Madrid

Kaslo, BC--While the federal government talks about climate change in the throne speech and world leaders meet in Madrid for the United Nations climate change convention, communities in the West Kootenays are taking action in their backyards. Last night, the Village of Kaslo became the third West Kootenay local government in the past month to make the commitment to 100% renewable energy, the…

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Our e-bike raffle winner is….

We are very pleased to announce our winner for the 2019 electric bike raffle.... Susan Vandewater!  Susan and her husband have been visiting Nelson for the past 12 years and have bought an EcoSociety raffle ticket almost every visit. They moved to Nelson last December and are over the moon with their new e-bike to help with the commute around the hills of Nelson. Congratulations Susan. Thank you…

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