Canada’s climate plan and new pipelines don’t mix

By Montana Burgess Today in Ottawa, the federal government’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, was announced during the First Ministers’ meeting. It’s a big deal that the climate crisis is being acknowledged and discussed, and a national climate action framework has come out. Thousands of Canadians showed up this year - like the over 340…

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Supporters of 100% Renewable Kootenays

Check out the local businesses, organizations and institutions that support the transition to 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050. Want to show your group's support for 100% renewable energy? Join as a supporter today.                               …

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Building hope through teamwork

By Rachel Close   I agreed to write this post a couple of days before the US election. When I started writing, the morning after Trump was elected president, I felt pretty bleak about the direction of the world. But then I thought about last weekend which I spent with 25 other people, mostly strangers, who gave up their spare time to learn, share and gain skills that we will use together to…

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US Election Lessons

100% Renewable Kootenays volunteers have conversations with residents on clean energy community solutions By Montana Burgess I thought Donald Trump would be president. I knew it was logical for so many reasons, but I still didn’t emotionally prepare for the reality. Yesterday, I stayed in my sweatpants and spent most of the day reflecting on how this happened. I had a hard time doing much else. I…

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Canada’s government has taken us for a wild ride this month

By Montana Burgess It’s been a rollercoaster month. I’ve felt disappointed and betrayed, but also hopeful. Last week, I watched the Liberal Government stand with BC’s premier and approve a massive LNG pipeline and terminal project that would move natural gas across pristine northern wilderness and First Nations land to Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, for export to Asia. The Canadian…

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4th Annual Green Home & Energy Show – Oct 5

It's the 4th Annual Green Home & Energy Show in Nelson, BC brought to you by EcoSave and the West Kootenay EcoSociety. October 5, 6:30-9pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, BC Free Admission and Prizes! Share with your friends on Facebook

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