West Kootenay EcoSociety works to preserve wild places, air and water for future generations; to take action to reduce the crisis of climate change; and to promote sustainable local food systems.
We're excited to share that Renewable Energy Leader, Vancouver City Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Andrea Reimer, will be speaking at our Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference September 7-9 in Castl
The West Kootenay Community Energy and Infrastructure Report outlines local communities’ residential carbon pollution, and what each community is doing to transition off fossil fuels and onto renewable energy.
Check out the local businesses, organizations and institutions that support the transition to 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050.
Follow our Community Organizer, Montana Burgess, as she attends the Paris climate summit. She'll share her perspectives on the conference and what the outcomes could mean for the West Kootenays.
West Kootenay churches and faith groups will ring bells, chimes, shofars and gongs, sing songs, and offer prayers to celebrate the recent release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si (Praise Be), demanding climate action on Sunday, June 28.
Visit 5 amazing gardens in the walkable/bike-able edition of the Nelson Edible Garden tour, from 10-2 pm on Saturday August 9. Talk to the growers and learn how they've succeeded in maximizing production, dealing with steep slopes, extending the season, conserving water and more! The gardens are grouped in Uphill to encourage tour participants to walk or bike.
It's been a Wild summer at Jumbo! The Jumbo Wild! camp was established on July 24 and has been continuously occupied ever since, thanks to some hale and hearty activists from both sides of the Purcells.
The District of Invermere is the closest city to the proposed Jumbo ski resort town.
West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Civic Theatre invite you to a special screening of the documentary film A Fierce Green Fire on April 18th in honour of Earth Day. Proceeds of the event will go to support the legal fund to Keep Jumbo Wild!
Thanks to the many people who have submitted comments on the unthinkable IPP on the Incomappleux River, the deadline has been extended to Oct 15. Click the link above for the background on the proposal.
The 2012 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia is recommending new political boundaries that would move Nelson from the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding into the Kootenay Columbia riding with the Ea
The Sinixt Nation is opposed to the proposed Master Development Plan for
Jumbo Glacier Resort and all and any future developments on our sacred
mountain. We wish to express our sincere support to groups and individuals
West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild held an impromptu candlelight rally on Mar 25 at Nelson City Hall. K.Linda Kivi was the master of ceremonies, and Marilyn James kicked off the evening with an invocation on behalf of the Sinixt Nation.
Premier Christy Clark announced in February that the definition of self-sufficiency under the Energy Act would be changed to require self-sufficiency in average water years instead of critical low water years.
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