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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Keep the pressure on: support workers not big oil executives

Is this the sunset of the oil and gas industry? Photo by Delfino Barboza on Unsplash Let’s keep the pressure on from the comfort of your home/home office.  In the past two weeks, 400 EcoSociety supporters like you sent emails to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance urging them to provide financial support to workers and people not to bail out big oil corporations. Tens of thousands of…

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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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