Something to Celebrate! Kaslo adopts Renewable Energy Plan

Let’s take this moment to celebrate: Kaslo village council just voted to pass your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Kaslo is the first community in the West Kootenays to officially adopt the plan. Following up on the Village of Kaslo’s 2019 commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and to collaborate with other local governments, community stakeholders, and experts in the region to…

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Let’s celebrate – final Renewable Energy plan is out!

After years of dedicated hard work, we have a final West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan to celebrate! There is no way this would have been possible without the ongoing support of you, the people who dare to dream that a better way of doing things is possible. We are well on our way to the future we all deserve, and that is something to be proud of.  Today I want to say thank you. Thank you…

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EcoSociety’s non-profit of the year award belongs to our team of volunteers

Photo: Our Organizing Director Natasha accepting the award, image provided by Trail Chamber of Commerce The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce has just released its 2020 Business Excellence Awards and here at the West Kootenay EcoSociety, we are honoured to be Non-Profit of the Year. This award belongs to the amazing team of EcoSociety volunteers, who have been working hard all year and…

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Have your say & keep the momentum going

Thanks to you, our donors, supporters and volunteers, we have reached an important milestone. We are proud to share the draft West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan, a collaboration with the nine local governments that have committed to 100% renewable energy by 2050: Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Slocan, Silverton, Rossland, Warfield & the RDCK. You made this possible. You signed…

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Message to New NDP Government

The NDP will form a majority government, with Katrine Conroy being re-elected in Kootenay West by a landslide, and Brittny Anderson, NDP has been declared the provisional winner in Nelson-Creston. The West Kootenay EcoSociety congratulates our local elected MLAs and wants to work together on the following priorities. Putting People First in the Energy and Climate Crisis People need clean air to…

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Forests & Climate Takeaways from UBCM 2020

The scoop from a virtual UBCM In mid-September I, along with my local government colleagues from around the province, concluded the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference. Things looked different, as most things do these days. We were not hundreds of mayors and councillors in a room shoulder to shoulder but rather were tuning in virtually from home.  The City of Nelson hosted a…

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