Let’s take a stand to protect our old growth forests

The old growth forests you love are in crisis. They are being hit hard by climate change and wildfires, which in turn are impacting our communities and watersheds. And we are still clearcutting at an alarming rate.  Recently, we sent a message to Forest Minister Doug Donaldson calling for the protection of our old growth forests in the West Kootenays. We have joined over 15,000 BC residents who…

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The Radicals Film Screenings in Nelson & Rossland

West Kootenay EcoSociety is delighted to be hosting the newest film from Beyond Boarding, The Radicals. The movie follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift away from their respective sports into the world of frontline activism in a journey along the West Coast of Canada. Honouring the stewards of this land since time immemorial, they join land defenders fighting for the…

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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 now you can print your cards from the comfort of your own home!  Option #1: Renewable Energy House         Option #2: Holiday Bears Option #3: Starry Winter               Option #4: Solar Penguin by Persephone, age 12…

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Union of BC Municipalities supports changing the way logging is done on private land

The Union of BC Municipalities endorsed a motion at their September annual meeting in Whistler to regulate how logging is done on private land. UBCM and our local governments must now tell the BC Provincial Government to change the way logging is done on private lands to at least meet current public land forest land use standards. The motion that was endorsed was: Whereas many areas of rural BC…

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Nature Camps – Summer 2018

One Day Nature Camps Dates: Every Tuesday & Thursday in July and August Time: 9 AM to 4 PM Location: Kokanee Creek Nature Centre, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, BC (see map) Cost: $20.00 per day Camp Director: Joanne A. Siderius, Ph.D., Senior Naturalist, Kokanee Creek Nature Centre * Program intended for 6 to 9 year olds. For Registration and Information, CALL: 250-825-4723

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Wine not Pipeline

Premier Rachel Notley has decided to boycott BC wines in an attempt to pressure BC to push through the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The logical response, of course, is to increase purchases of BC wines to counteract her boycott. So wine not host a BC wine tasting? That’s right, this is your cordial invitation to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline by joining EcoSociety in our office for an afternoon of…

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