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 will 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

Our Energy Model is complete and the results are in. The West Kootenays can transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and here’s how.

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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