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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June is Membership Drive month, and this year is extra special

It’s EcoSociety’s 25th year, and we’re on a mission: to build stronger and healthier communities and protect the wild places of the West Kootenays. We’re halfway through our month-long membership drive, and we’re getting so much positive support from people like you. Donations, membership renewals and new members--it’s fantastic! You’re important to making sure we have a safer future, and we…

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Nelson’s Downtown Farmers’ Market opens June 12!

Nelson’s famous Downtown Farmers’ Market opens for the season tomorrow. The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the weekly downtown market every Wednesday at the Hall Street Plaza and the 600 block of Baker Street. EcoSociety’s markets strive to connect local farmers and their fresh local produce to visitors and Nelson residents. “The Downtown market is busy. It hosts over 60 vendors, including…

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Save BC Forests – Day of Action – June 6

The science is clear: one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change is intact forests. We need better management of all forests in BC. We need forests managed with the long range forecast of their benefits. West Kootenay EcoSociety joins the Sierra Club of BC has called for a province-wide day of action to tell the BC government to protect our old growth forests.…

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Cottonwood Farmers’ Market season begins Saturday, May 18!

Nelson, BC--It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the Cottonwood Farmers’ Market is back! We're proud to present the first farmers’ market of the season at Cottonwood Falls Park this Saturday, May 18, and the vendors are so eager to be there, they’ve been knocking at our door to find out when they can set up. “We’re as enthusiastic as everyone to see the market this weekend at Cottonwood…

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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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Nelson GardenFest May 11th, 2019

It’s gardening, it’s festive, it’s GardenFest! Spring is in the air, and that means it’s GardenFest time! The 18th annual Nelson GardenFest kicks off Nelson’s market season on Saturday, May 11. Just in time for Mother’s Day, GardenFest features more than 50 vendors and community groups to put you in the spirit of spring planting. With perennials, annuals, vegetable starts, trees and flowers,…

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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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Seniors Home Weatherization Program

West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson Hydro's EcoSave program are happy to announce their partnership on the new Seniors Home Weatherization Program! The program aims to do 100 installations of basic home energy efficient materials for seniors in the Nelson Hydro service area, including LEDs, weatherstripping, outlet insulators, faucet aerators, shower heads and more. The entire program is free!…

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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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