Get out the vote – the most effective calls you’ll make all month

Pandemic. Wildfires. Climate Change. Election. I hear you -- there is a lot going on right now, and I’m feeling tired too. Yet, this week I’m feeling motivated and excited because I’ve signed-up to make non-partisan get out the vote (GOTV) calls to my neighbours to help more voters cast their ballots in Monday's Federal Election. Can you join me and sign-up for a GOTV phone bank now and help your…

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Let’s hear it for Creston!

In a unanimous decision by Town Council members on Tuesday, September 7, the Town of Creston has officially become the 11th community in the West Kootenays to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy across all energy use sectors in their community by 2050. Way to go, Creston! This also could not have happened without the hard work of the Creston volunteer team from the Creston Climate…

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Say no to harmful development in Rossland

Did you know that your Rossland City Council is considering approving development applications that will harm your vision for healthy and safe communities in your backyard? There are 4 lot development applications: South side of Granite mountain Along the narrow forested strip of land south of the Rock Cut Pub’s lower parking lot A large lot immediately north of and adjacent to the Rock Cut Pub…

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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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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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Fruitvale you did it!

Let’s take this moment to celebrate: Fruitvale Village Council just unanimously voted to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050! This makes Fruitvale the 10th community in the West Kootenays to commit to this goal and to make a plan for a healthier, safer, and cleaner community. Together with your neighbours, you are leading the way to a 100% renewable energy future! How are you…

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