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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2018 Raffle Winners

The grand finale has come and gone, so it's time to share who the of the 2018 raffle winners are! BC Gaming & Event License #107503 Brand new Pedego Electric Bike - Coby Vandergaast - Ticket #3547 Couples Homecall Massage from Christine Sutherland, RMT - Robin Cherbo - Ticket #1887 Homecall or Clinic Massage from Christine Sutherland, RMT - Sean Ryan - Ticket #2519 Adult Pass to Kokanee…

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Winter Craft Fair Coming Soon!

As the days get shorter and the skies get grayer, it's a sign that winter will soon be upon us! And what better event to warm the cockles of your heart than EcoSociety's annual Winter Craft Fair? On December 8th from 10 am to 4 pm come join us at the Central School Gym at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson. With over 30 vendors with marvelous works made with their own hands, this is something worth…

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Text: A better future is possible - give the gift of hope. Image: Wind turbines, solar panels & sun, giving hand with bright heart

Giving Tuesday – Giving Hope

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times, yet world leaders aren't taking action fast enough. Cities and regions are leading the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. And we're right there with them, building a model to advance climate action at the community level. Through grassroots organizing, we're bringing people from all walks of life together to use our collective power…

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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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Waldorf class raises $250 from triathlon for EcoSociety

We wanted to say a big thank you to the students of the Nelson Waldorf School who participated in a triathlon on September 14 and raised $250 for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. The money raised was to promote outdoor health and activity and, in keeping with school tradition, 10% of the proceeds went to support the West Kootenay EcoSociety to help protect the outdoors Thank you students!

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Woman biking easily uphill on an electric bike

Electric Bike Raffle Countdown!

The countdown until we draw the lucky winners of our 2018 raffle is on!! Order your tickets today :) Of course, the grand prize is a brand new Pedego electric bike, but there are also 13 other great prizes donated by generous local businesses: $300 value Couples Homecall Massage from Christine Sutherland, RMT $150 value Homecall or Clinic Massage from Christine Sutherland, RMT $100 value Adult…

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Full house in the Miners' Hall Rossland to watch ALL IN

ALL IN Rossland Success

We did our first showing of ALL IN at the Miners' Hall in Rossland, and it was packed! Tickets sold out before we even officially opened the doors, plus a solid 30 folks opted to sit on the floor or lean against the walls to take it the show. This picture from Ashley Voykin tells exactly that story: So if you live in proximity to Nelson, what are you waiting for?? Get online and reserve your…

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Jesse Woodward, former Markets & Events Director at EcoSociety

EcoSociety Markets Director moving on from farmers’ markets to City Council

By Jesse Woodward After 7 amazing years as the Markets and Events Director at the West Kootenay EcoSociety I will be transition out of this position to take on my new role as a Nelson City Councillor. I am currently working closely on transition planning and implementation with EcoSociety staff and the Executive Director and I want everyone to know that the Nelson outdoor markets will continue in…

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