It’s almost funny…

This week in Ottawa, there were two big climate announcements that are so contradictory they make me want to laugh. But there’s nothing funny about giving hard-earned taxpayer money to big oil companies. On Monday, in what can only confuse the issue: “The House of Commons has passed a motion declaring a national climate emergency, and supporting Canada’s commitment to meet the Paris Agreement…

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Cheers for Nelson City Council!

Congratulations, Nelson City Council, on making two important decisions last night that benefit Nelson residents, businesses and the environment! Council voted ‘Yes’ to joining the regional composting plan. This is a huge step forward to help Nelson residents and businesses compost effectively, reduce use of landfills, and work towards carbon-neutrality. It’s part of the city and regional…

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100% renewable energy coming to Creston

We're coming to Creston on Monday, May 6th at 6pm in the downstairs of Casey's Community House to host an evening workshop on the transition to 100% renewable energy for cleaner energy, stronger jobs, and healthier and safer communities, The Village of New Denver and the City of Rossland have joined the Village of Slocan, the City of Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay and made…

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Happy Earth Day

Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety, the Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative and your friends and neightbours to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s global theme is Protect our Species. Join the fun at Hall St. Plaza in Nelson on Monday, April 22nd from 2-4pm. The parade starts at 3pm and features the local Samba band. Dress up as your favorite plant, animal or fungus. Other Earth Day Events:…

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Clean Energy BC’s 2019 Conference comes to Trail in June

Clean Energy BC is hosting the 2019 annual Spring Conference, Powering Generations: Legacy to the Future in Trail from June 4th-6th. Trail has long been an engine of British Columbia’s electricity, mining, and economy and they are looking forward to celebrating the region’s legacy of excellence during the revitalizing spring season. Powering Generations will address how the Kootenays are leading…

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Regional Energy Efficiency Program

The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has developed the Regional Energy Efficiency Program (REEP). The program offers two streams: Home Renovation and New Home. The energy efficient home renovation stream provides incentives that support energy audits and access to rebates. The energy efficient new-home education stream provides…

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