Warfield latest to join 100% renewable energy transition

The goal of achieving 100% renewable energy is spreading across the West Kootenays. Warfield Village Council voted last night to join the growing number of municipalities who are committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. The Village of Warfield becomes the eighth local government in the region to make the commitment and joins Castlegar, Silverton, Slocan, New…

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Holiday Cards – the gift of healthy community & pristine wilderness

Want an easy, feel-good solution for your holiday gifting needs? Give the gift of stronger community, wild places and resilient food systems with an EcoSociety holiday card! You can make a donation to the EcoSociety's work to build sustainable communities & protect wild places in your loved ones name. Each donation of at least $25 gets you a limited edition holiday card to tell your loved one…

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City of Castlegar says yes to 100% renewable energy

Last night Castlegar City Council voted yes to join the growing number of cities who are committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. The passed motion is: "City Council of Castlegar is committed to working towards 100% renewable energy in all energy use sectors in the community including heating and cooling, transportation, electricity, and waste management no later…

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Raise a glass with NBC for EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary

Something’s been brewing in the woods, and it’s Nelson Brewing Company’s celebratory Spruce 'N' It Up -- a special batch of spruce tip ale beer to help mark the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary. NBC is one of our long time supporters. Head brewer Simon Barna talks about their inspiration for this month’s special beer. “Brewing a beer (what we do best) with a twist of nature to…

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You’re Invited to our Ski & Snowboard Movie Night

2 Movies Back to Back: Nitro Snowboards: Offline & Level 1 Productions: Romance   I'm very excited to announce that we are hosting two movies back-to-back this year that spread the love of all things snow sports. Heck yeah! EcoSociety is hosting movie nights in both Rossland and Nelson, get your tickets today while they last!  This is much more than your regular movie night: Rossland:…

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Two paths to protecting our forests

We recently took a group of 25 people on a guided walk of a new trail in an old forest. A few days later, a different group of people gathered in a community hall to talk about the problems and think about solutions for the growing conflicts of logging forests in our watersheds, near our communities and in sensitive wildlife habitat. These two very different groups share the same concerns. I…

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