We need the Kootenays to phase-out fossil fuels and be on 100% renewable energy in all sectors no later than 2050 in order to do our fair share to prevent the worst climate impacts of carbon pollution, like drought, floods, and other extreme weather events.
This transition must also support low-income people, provide justice and reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples, and retrain workers from the fossil fuel industry to green jobs.
We can push for better leadership from the provincial and federal governments, we also need our municipalities to commit to local goals and prioritize funds to make them our reality.
This is a tall order to achieve in just 33 years throughout the West Kootenays. Let’s get started together today.