Oso Negro brews special September blend for EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary

This month is your opportunity to combine two wonderful things - drinking delicious coffee and supporting the EcoSociety! The lovely people at Oso Negro Coffee have made the EcoSociety a specialty blend and will be selling this coffee at their Nelson coffee house AND at The Kootenay Co-op for all of September. Look for this label on Oso Negro coffee bags! Oso Negro have created this special blend…

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Nelson’s MarketFest this Friday!

Come one, come all! Downtown Nelson will be bustling with artisans, community and great food this Friday August 23rd from 6-10 pm at MarketFest, and we want you to join us!  This year we are trying to create an even better, healthier and safer community by improving our waste management and promoting the transition to 100% renewable energy in the Kootenays.   Can you join in on the fun and come…

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MarketFest is back this Friday!

MarketFest is back! West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to host Nelson’s first night market of the summer this Friday, July 26! From 6 till 10 pm, downtown Baker Street will be transformed into a lively night market, featuring: 100+ vendors, two stages of music, performances, kid’s entertainment and more. MarketFest is an inclusive event fit for all ages! As a courtesy to your cuddly animal…

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EcoSociety hosts book tour stop: new thriller on hot topic of climate crisis

What does an Ottawa city councillor who is deeply concerned about the planet’s ecological unravelling and the glacial response by citizens and politicians do when unexpectedly defeated in his re-election bid? He publishes a climate breakdown thriller, then takes it on an epic cross-country book tour, in search of conversation and readers. By electric vehicle, naturally. The climate crisis is a…

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Nelson’s Downtown Farmers’ Market opens June 12!

Nelson’s famous Downtown Farmers’ Market opens for the season tomorrow. The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the weekly downtown market every Wednesday at the Hall Street Plaza and the 600 block of Baker Street. EcoSociety’s markets strive to connect local farmers and their fresh local produce to visitors and Nelson residents. “The Downtown market is busy. It hosts over 60 vendors, including…

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Save BC Forests – Day of Action – June 6

The science is clear: one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change is intact forests. We need better management of all forests in BC. We need forests managed with the long range forecast of their benefits. West Kootenay EcoSociety joins the Sierra Club of BC has called for a province-wide day of action to tell the BC government to protect our old growth forests.…

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