Solidarity with BLM, justice & climate action

We’re working for people. We want people to have clean air, land and water, feel safe, feel loved and have healthy and happy homes. This is what social justice and environmental justice means. In Canada, the US and across the world, Indigenous people, black people and people of colour experience disproportionate violence, and it needs to stop. Everyone deserves to feel safe, no one deserves to…

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Help your community plan for a renewable energy future

What is your vision for the future of your community? Nine local governments in the West Kootenays - Silverton, New Denver, Slocan, Nelson, Rossland, Castlegar, Warfield, Kaslo, Regional District of Central Kootenay - are leading the way in developing a plan to achieve 100% renewable energy in our communities by 2050. We are working together to create solutions that will work for all of us, and…

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Building resilience at Clutch Farm Salmo

Good morning, West Kootenays! I’m not sure what time you’re reading this, but at the time of writing, it’s morning. We’re six weeks into social isolation (or thereabouts), and I’m sitting at my kitchen table eating delicious eggs with the brightest yellow yolks from our two chickens on homemade bread, with homemade muffins in a container to my left, soil tests on the windowsill in front of me,…

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Opportunity in Uncertainty?

My world was shaken. The foundations I had thought secure were no longer holding me afloat. And as I sat amidst the rubble of the old way of ordering my life, I read a post that asked the question, “What does this make possible?” New opportunities? The idea seemed preposterous.  “I’m still trying to find my way amidst all this rubble!” I thought indignantly. Stories of financial and emotional…

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Earth Day Extravaganza

April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth day. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s celebrate what really matters - healthy and safe families, strong and resilient communities and wild and accessible nature. EcoSociety volunteers and the Interfaith Collaborative have planed some awesome online events to bring our communities together on Earth day.      Join us for the days…

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People power defeats big oil lobby today

Some good news today to kick off your weekend. Because of the overwhelming support from people like you across the country, so far government funds will go to workers not big oil executives. Over 400 EcoSociety supporters joined thousands of other Canadians and sent letters telling the Government that workers and their families need support, not big oil CEOs. “Just because we’re in one crisis…

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