Climate Strike: we can change the world

On September 20th, I found myself at the front of the climate march in Nelson. Beside me stood 5 amazing youth who I had worked with for the past months to organize the climate strike. Behind me, almost 1500 people chanted “System change not climate change.” At that moment, I had no doubt that we could change the world and create a sustainable future. That was the first day of the global week of…

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Home energy efficiency session for seniors at Nelson library

If you’re a senior and a Nelson Hydro customer, this one’s for you. On Monday, October 7, from 10 am to 2 pm, come find out about the Seniors Energy Efficiency Program that provides a free installation of basic energy saving materials in your home. This free session at the library is the perfect place to drop in to ask questions, understand the process, and get signed up.  This photo shows…

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So many events this week!

Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, we’re coming to see you this week with these events you won’t want to miss: October 1 Nelson Public Library and Nelson at its Best jointly present the film The Public, Tuesday October 1, 7:00 pm at the Civic Theatre. Admission is by donation. Followed by a panel discussion on timely and relevant local issues. And the film has Emilio Estevez. When was the last time we saw…

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7th Annual Nelson Green Home & Energy Show

Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program and the West Kootenay EcoSociety are pleased to present the 7th annual trade show event that features both green and sustainable options for building, renovating, and transportation. The theme of this year’s show is zero waste, with an emphasis on saving energy on building a new home or fixing up your current one. Come join us for an amazing trade show style event…

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Supporting your transition to 100% renewable energy

On Wednesday night, I attended the federal NDP’s town hall meeting in Nelson on their plan for a Green New Deal. MPs Wayne Stetski and Peter Julian hosted the event, and more than 130 people attended. Their proposal includes a transition to net carbon-free electricity, delivering a national building code update to make all new buildings net-zero ready, and rapidly accelerating the transition to…

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Nelson’s MarketFest this Friday!

Come one, come all! Downtown Nelson will be bustling with artisans, community and great food this Friday August 23rd from 6-10 pm at MarketFest, and we want you to join us!  This year we are trying to create an even better, healthier and safer community by improving our waste management and promoting the transition to 100% renewable energy in the Kootenays.   Can you join in on the fun and come…

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