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David Suzuki talks renewable energy with the West Kootenay EcoSociety

Dr. David Suzuki is visiting Nelson on Sunday, April 30 from 9:00-9:30am and will have a public conversation about renewable energy in the Kootenays with the West Kootenay EcoSociety at the Cafe area of the Kootenay Coop, 777 Baker St. EcoSociety has luanched its 100% Renewable Kootenays initiative and is asking local cities to pledge to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 at…

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Local faith communities commit to 100% renewable energy

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, four faith groups announced their support for 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050 and pledged to transition their own church and centre operations to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, Nelson United Church, St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral, and Yasodhara Ashram committed to transition their…

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Let Earth Day inspire you at the EcoSociety

Earth Day

Earth Day! What a day to kick-off this year's membership drive! This month we're putting on a series where we'll be featuring members, volunteers, staff, market vendors, and more who will be sharing their story about why the EcoSociety matters so much to them.   To start us off, it is my pleasure to feature the lovely Diana van Eyk. Diana is truly an invaluable part of the EcoSociety…

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Earth Day Extravaganza in Nelson

Join the EcoSociety and our friends for a Kootenay Earth Day celebration in Nelson on Saturday, April 22 Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative invites you to a special vigil at Lakeside Park 3pm Local entertainment, audience participation, fun for everyone 4pm Faith communities annouce support for 100% renewable energy & special interfaith climate vigil 5:30pm Vegetarian…

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Advocating for the environment in Ottawa

  By Erin Thompson They say that no great adventure starts off with a smooth beginning. If that indeed is the case, then I should have packed for an odyssey rather than a short trip to Ottawa. Despite my boyfriend’s recently broken leg, a dead car battery, half a windshield wiper that flew off, and my dear friend’s steep, snowing driveway, my friends and family managed to come…

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Erin’s Journey to the Kootenays

By Erin Thompson I am the new Community Engagement Coordinator at the West Kootenay EcoSociety. I am excited and honoured to be serving the West Kootenays by working toward greater food security, long-term conservation, and taking action on climate change as part of the EcoSociety team. Unlike most people, I did not move to the Kootenays for the mountains, the arts, or the alternative culture.…

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