Fruitvale you did it!

Let’s take this moment to celebrate: Fruitvale Village Council just unanimously voted to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050! This makes Fruitvale the 10th community in the West Kootenays to commit to this goal and to make a plan for a healthier, safer, and cleaner community. Together with your neighbours, you are leading the way to a 100% renewable energy future! How are you celebrating this huge moment?

“I am really excited and proud that our Fruitvale team voted unanimously to be a part of this positive movement to help address climate change. Fruitvale is a very tiny place in the world but I know if each of us do all we can in our area of influence we will make a huge difference to the health of our ecosystems and people worldwide.” says Mayor Steve Morissette

Lynette Harper is a Fruitvale resident who wrote letters to her village council encouraging them to make the commitment to 100% renewable energy and a safer, healthier community. 

“It’s so exciting to add this to the great list of initiatives that Fruitvale has already begun,” she says.

Fruitvale joins the nine West Kootenay governments that have already made the commitment to 100% renewable energy and recently developed the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan: Rossland, Warfield, Kaslo, Castlegar, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, Nelson, and the RDCK. 

Last night’s council meeting was a shining example of good things happening right in your backyard, way to go Fruitvale! Thank you to Fruitvale supporters, volunteers, mayor, and councillors for making this happen, and for leading the way for other rural small towns!