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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EcoSociety brings ALL IN to Rossland & Nelson

As we wake up to frosty mornings and catch a glimpse of the first skiffs of snow, it's a clear sign that winter is coming. And what better way to celebrate than with a ski movie!? We are very excited to announce that EcoSociety will be hosting two screenings of Matchstick Production’s latest ski movie, ALL IN. Featuring an equal cast of women and men, this movie casually breaks gender stereotypes…

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Win a Pedego Electric Bike!

Have you ever dreamed about whizzing to work while getting exercise on your zero emissions vehicle? Enter for a chance to make your dream come true in EcoSociety's raffle! The Grand Prize is a brand new Pedego 48V 10ah City Commuter,  Interceptor, or Boomerang Pluselectric bike, in your preferred frame size and colour, with the option of upgrading at the winner's cost. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 4…

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Our legal rights as activists: There’s a lot to know

By Natasha Edmunds 20 of us nestled into the Anglican Church last Friday evening, October 26th, to learn about our legal rights as activists. “Know your legal protest rights” workshop was hosted by the Nelson Women’s Centre, the West Kootenay EcoSociety and St. David’s Anglican Church, in partnership with the BC Civil Liberties Association. Dylan Mazur, Lawyer from the BC Civil Liberties…

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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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