Green jobs and cutting carbon pollution in BC’s new climate plan

By Montana Burgess Today the BC Government released its new plan, CleanBC, to tackle the Province’s carbon pollution. In the Premier’s speech he reminded us of how Grand Forks was devastated by flooding this year and of the impacts of wildfires in our communities. This is the much-needed framework for BC to transition to our low-carbon future. The plan addresses many of the biggest challenges in…

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Penguin wrapped in Christmas lights, solar panel in background, beautiful sunset & snow falling.

Holiday Gift Cards – give EcoSociety!

Want an easy, feel-good solution for your holiday gifting needs? Give the gift of EcoSociety! Choose from one of our four delightful designs, write your own personal message, and we'll add a certificate with the amount you wish to give in the recipient's name. Option #1: Renewable Energy House         Option #2: Holiday Bears Option #3: Starry Winter               Option #4: Solar Penguin by…

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Now Hiring: EcoSociety’s Energy Planning Director

Start Date: December 1, or as soon as possible Salary: $52,000-$58,000 annually Job type: full-time, two-year contract, renewable depending on funding Location: West Kootenays, location is flexible Since 1994, 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…

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Elected: municipal 100% renewable energy champions

By Montana Burgess I stayed up late on Saturday night watching municipal election results come in. While I paid for it in the morning when my baby woke me up at 5:30am, I was excited and feel hopeful seeing the final results. While the provincial news focused on the Vancouver election, I want to share a few local highlights. EcoSociety put together a bunch of helpful information for voters see…

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Over 100 residents at Castlegar all candidates’ forum on climate, social justice and healthy communities

By Natasha Edmunds On Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of organizing and attending the all candidates’ forum in Castlegar. The Community Complex was packed with families and neighbours buzzing with excitement. The EcoSociety, in partnership with Citizens Climate Lobby, Kootenay Family place and St. David’s Anglican Church, hosted the forum. 100 people filled the room, all eager to see how…

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Forum results: Nelson candidates support transition 100% renewable energy

By Erin Thompson The sanctuary at the United Church was packed full on Monday night, with over 220 people in attendance to hear the Nelson City Council hopefuls state their proposed actions to mitigate climate change and wildfire risk to the city. All candidates, councillors and mayors, were given the opportunity to speak to at least one of five prepared resolutions set up as a mock council…

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