Tell government to protect old growth forests

Photo: Colin Payne Photography You have a chance to help protect old growth forests in the Kootenays. The BC government is seeking public input on its old growth strategy. Our old growth forests support biodiversity, are vital as carbon sinks to mitigate the climate crisis, and allow plants and animals such as wolverines and caribou to thrive as no other forests can. Our old growth and our…

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Looking back on 2019

I think 2019 was our busiest year ever at the EcoSociety. Here's a look back at what we accomplished together with our staff, volunteers, members, donors and supporters. Six local governments signed-on to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 for all energy-use sectors community-wide. Volunteers worked hard so that over 10,500 people and 108 businesses support the clean energy transition.…

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Volunteers made us Trail’s Business of the Year

Okay, we didn’t see that coming! We blogged about being honoured to be nominated for Business of the Year at the Trail Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We honestly didn’t expect to win, so we were excited, grateful and a bit shocked when we found out we did. Setting up an office for an environmental organization in a new town could have been daunting. Some people were very open…

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Kaslo joins 100% renewable energy transition while world leaders meet in Madrid

Kaslo, BC--While the federal government talks about climate change in the throne speech and world leaders meet in Madrid for the United Nations climate change convention, communities in the West Kootenays are taking action in their backyards. Last night, the Village of Kaslo became the third West Kootenay local government in the past month to make the commitment to 100% renewable energy, the…

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Our e-bike raffle winner is….

We are very pleased to announce our winner for the 2019 electric bike raffle.... Susan Vandewater!  Susan and her husband have been visiting Nelson for the past 12 years and have bought an EcoSociety raffle ticket almost every visit. They moved to Nelson last December and are over the moon with their new e-bike to help with the commute around the hills of Nelson. Congratulations Susan. Thank you…

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Warfield latest to join 100% renewable energy transition

The goal of achieving 100% renewable energy is spreading across the West Kootenays. Warfield Village Council voted last night to join the growing number of municipalities who are committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. The Village of Warfield becomes the eighth local government in the region to make the commitment and joins Castlegar, Silverton, Slocan, New…

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Holiday Cards – the gift of healthy community & pristine wilderness

Want an easy, feel-good solution for your holiday gifting needs? Give the gift of stronger community, wild places and resilient food systems with an EcoSociety holiday card! You can make a donation to the EcoSociety's work to build sustainable communities & protect wild places in your loved ones name. Each donation of at least $25 gets you a limited edition holiday card to tell your loved one…

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City of Castlegar says yes to 100% renewable energy

Last night Castlegar City Council voted yes to join the growing number of cities who are committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. The passed motion is: "City Council of Castlegar is committed to working towards 100% renewable energy in all energy use sectors in the community including heating and cooling, transportation, electricity, and waste management no later…

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Raise a glass with NBC for EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary

Something’s been brewing in the woods, and it’s Nelson Brewing Company’s celebratory Spruce 'N' It Up -- a special batch of spruce tip ale beer to help mark the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary. NBC is one of our long time supporters. Head brewer Simon Barna talks about their inspiration for this month’s special beer. “Brewing a beer (what we do best) with a twist of nature to…

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You’re Invited to our Ski & Snowboard Movie Night

2 Movies Back to Back: Nitro Snowboards: Offline & Level 1 Productions: Romance   I'm very excited to announce that we are hosting two movies back-to-back this year that spread the love of all things snow sports. Heck yeah! EcoSociety is hosting movie nights in both Rossland and Nelson, get your tickets today while they last!  This is much more than your regular movie night: Rossland:…

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