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West Kootenays showed up strong for bold climate action

by Montana Burgess Last night, I had the great privilege of co-facilitating Nelson’s Climate Action Town Hall, hosted by Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament, Wayne Stetski. Almost 250 Nelson and area residents packed into the Prestige Lakeside Resort’s meeting room. It's not too late to add your voice. >Click here to send your message to Canada's Environment and Climate…

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Renewable Energy in Canada

How is Canada Ranking in Clean Energy? A report released by Clean Energy Canada in February 2016 shows Canada as currently being in eighth place globally for green energy. Investment in green energy dropped 46% in 2015: US$4.0 Billion from 2014’s US$7.4 Billion. Renewable energy currently provides about 18.9% of Canada’s energy supply. Energy sources, from largest to smallest, are…

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Local citizens show up with clear message for bold climate action at Nelson climate change town hall

Local residents, constituents and citizens from a broad set of social and environmental groups are demanding bold climate action at the climate change town hall hosted by Kootenay-Columbia riding MP, Wayne Stetski, in Nelson on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30pm at the Prestige Hotel. Part of the “People’s Climate Plan,” citizens in Nelson are joined by others across Canada who are taking advantage of…

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Climate Action Town Hall – Nelson & Area (Climate Consultation)

Wednesday, May 25 @ 6:30pm Nelson Climate Action Town Hall >RSVP< Join your community to prepare for the Nelson town hall, hosted by MP Wayne Stetski, on Canada's climate action plan: Wednesday, May 25 @ 6:30pm at the Prestige Hotel RSVP. The town hall will be filmed and all statements, visuals, and footage will be presented to the Canadian Government on behalf of Nelson. Let's get…

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May Days of Action for a Renewable Energy Future

by Keith Wiley Kootenays are a strong part of the world-wide movement to defend climate and leave fossils in the ground. Informed and active, and proactive…we are ‘early adopters’ of green, protecting the natural environment. There has been a tremendous amount of news about climate policy and renewable energy. And right now, there is lots of action pushing for a clean energy…

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Join us on the bus to Enbridge Hearing in Kelowna January 28

Keith Wiley has written up a handy summary of the Kelowna events (see Kelowna Enbridge report.pdf below). Nearly 40 people from the Kootenays got on the EcoSociety bus and traveled all day to bear witness at the protest and Enbridge pipeline hearings in Kelowna, January 28th.

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