No bailouts for big oil

Tell the federal government ‘No big oil bailouts’ It is time to focus on people and communities and a healthier, safer future. Tell our Prime Minister to put people and communities’ needs first. There’s talk of handing billions of dollars to big oil companies as a bailout.  We can’t get out of this crisis by making another one worse. Handing over billions of dollars to Big Oil will do just that.…

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See David Suzuki’s latest film March 14 before he comes to Trail in May

David Suzuki is coming to Trail to speak on May 1, and we’re showing his latest film in anticipation. Join us as the West Kootenay EcoSociety presents Beyond Climate, a documentary about climate change in BC, on Saturday, March 14 at 3 pm at Trail United Church.  David Suzuki narrates the new film directed by Ian Mauro, a University of Winnipeg environmental scientist, geographer and filmmaker.…

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Remembering to love

Photo by John Boivin, Castlegar News On Friday, Valentine’s Day, my family and I took part in the march to remember missing and murdered Aboriginal women, two-spirited people, and girls in Castlegar. It was extra emotional for me this year as I reflected on the raids and arrests of the women in the Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC and the solidarity actions taking place across the country.…

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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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