E-Update for Feb 2012

1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event
2. Jumbo Wild Forever
3. Glacier-Howser Update
4. Markets Director Position
5. Markets Application Available
6. Seedy Saturday
7. EcoSociety’s upcoming events
8. Other upcoming events

1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event

Public Meeting
7pm Thursday Feb 23
Nelson United Church Hall
Silica @ Josephine

Speakers:
Dan Woynillowicz, local energy policy expert
Wayne McRory, Biologist, Valhalla Wilderness Society
Videos and more. information about the proposed pipeline, the political process, and the potential harm to sensitive species and habitats.
Brainstorming and organizing session on what we can do to prevent this project from moving forward.

2. Jumbo Wild Forever

We expect a decision from the Provincial government on the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort at any time.  Please take a moment to contact Christy Clark and Minister of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson today.

3. Glacier-Howser Update: Win! 

BC Premier Christy Clark announced in early February that the Province has changed course and will be pushing for natural gas development  and reducing the pressure for electricity generation. Bad news for our climate, but good news for our wild rivers! No new power contracts will be issued, which means the Glacier Howser project is dead.

4. Markets Director Position 

EcoSociety is seeing a director for our Markets programs, including Cottonwood, Downtown and Market Fest. Full job description is here.

5. Markets Application Available

EcoSociety is now accepting applications from vendors for Cottonwood and Downtown Markets and Market Fest. Visit our website to learn about the process, and download an application.

6. Seedy Saturday 

Sat Mar 10, 2012
9:30am to 1pm
Nelson United Church. Seed swappers, gardeners, growers, and gawkers alike are welcome to the annual Seedy Saturday. This year, we will feature live music, and presentations on getting your seeds started right, waking your garden from winter, and saving your own seeds.If you want to swap, share, or sell your seeds, email david@ecosociety.ca to register for a table. Registration is by donation. Please plan to label your seeds to let customers know if they are organic, heritage, and/or pesticide/herbicide free. Set up begins at 8:30. 

7. EcoSociety’s upcoming events

Feb 23: Northern Gateway Pipeline Organizing meeting 7-9pm Nelson United Church
Mar 10: Seedy Saturday, Nelson 9:30-1pm, Nelson United Church
Mar 22: World Water Day Event: Hydraulic Fracking, location TBA
April 17: Revenge of the Electric Car @ the Capitol Theatre 7pm
April 21: Earth Day Celebration at the Kootenay Coop with EcoSociety, Kootenay Coop Radio,8. Other upcoming eventsFeb 27-Mar 1: 2012 Building SustainAble Communities Conference (Kelowna)
Register now for the Beginning Beekeeping Course offered by Kootenay Local Ag Society
Mar 2-3: Public Forum on the Economy & Conservation in Columbia Valley
Mar 3: Seedy Saturday, Slocan Park Hall, spiralfarm@yahoo.com; Slocan Valley Recreation 250-355-0008
April 27-29 BC Teachers Federation Environmental Justice Conference: Local to Global Conference. Contact Shannon Lanaway at slanaway@sd8.bc.ca or 250-354-1743