Clean energy, green jobs, healthy communities

We need West Kootenay communities to join the global movement and phase out fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. EcoSociety works with grassroots, community leaders and businesses and local governments to get to 100% renewable energy. And we need your help.

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100% Renewable Kootenays

Extreme weather events, like drought, floods, and wildfires are impacting the health and safety of West Kootenay residents, our local economies, and our quality of life. We need the Kootenays to phase-out fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewable energy at the community-level, including electricity, heating and cooling in buildings, transportation and industry, no later than 2050.

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 are winning!

EcoSociety is excited to announce that the Village of Slocan, the City of Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay have all committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. Who will be next?

Rural communities add a layer of complexity, as well as possibility. Working together and building on each community’s strengths, we can create a cohesive regional transition plan that encompasses all West Kootenay communities.

We’re building organized people power in local teams to show the overwhelming number of residents and businesses that want a solutions-based approach of 100% renewable energy and good, green jobs.

Whether your community has signed on or not, adding your name to our petition is important. Our local elected leaders need to know that they have community support to invest staff time and funds into creating and implementing a 100% renewable energy transition plan.

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100% Renewable Energy Model for the West Kootenays

The West Kootenays can transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. We did energy modeling to show what the energy mix looks like to achieve 100% renewable energy based.

Read the technical report to learn more about our methodology 100% Renewable Energy Model for the West Kootenays.

The West Kootenay Community Energy and Infrastructure Report

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.

We know that our communities want to move towards renewable energy. This report will be a tool for communities to look at where they are at with energy efficiency and renewable energy and help establish a baseline to measure progress moving forwards.

Want to know more about how we gathered information for this report? Read the Technical Report

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We are winning.

Over 60 businesses and organizations across the West Kootenays have signed on to call the transition to 100% Renewable Energy. Local groups from hospitality to technology, consultants, health services, faith communities, and many others recognize that the transition to 100% Renewable Energy is a crucial step to a cleaner, healthier and more responsible future.

When we get the support of residents, local businesses and organizations to transition West Kootenay towns to 100% Renewable Energy, then our decision-makers will have the support to be leaders in the climate crisis and make the necessary policy changes, allocate resources appropriately, and incentivize long term green jobs.

We are organizing community leaders like yourself to be involved. Will you be a part of the movement for a brighter, cleaner, more responsible future?

Yes, I support 100% Renewable Kootenays

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Monthly donations add to the strength and resiliency of our campaign. We can have a greater impact knowing we have a consistent amount of funding coming in throughout the year. And if you ever need to take a break, just let us know and we can discontinue it whenever you choose. Thank you for your impact.

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