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Press Release on Jumbo Approval

For immediate release Mar 20, 2012 Local Groups Blast Jumbo Decision Responding to the province’s approval of the Master Development Plan for Jumbo Glacier Resort, local groups criticized the decision, saying that it is clearly a significant backwards step at this time when environmental concerns should be at the forefront. “In polls, petitions, and letters, thousands of Kootenay residents have…

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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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Movie Spotlight: Wasteland

Did you know that Reo's has a shelf for movies that EcoSociety recommends?  Waste Land is the newest edition to the shelf: An uplifting feature documentary about the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. This film takes the viewer on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro,…

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E-Update for Feb 2012

1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event 2. Jumbo Wild Forever 3. Glacier-Howser Update 4. Markets Director Position 5. Markets Application Available 6. Seedy Saturday 7. EcoSociety's upcoming events 8. Other upcoming events 1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event Public Meeting 7pm Thursday Feb 23 Nelson United Church Hall Silica @ Josephine Speakers:…

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Win! Glacier-Howser dead indefinitely

Premier Christy Clark announced in February that the definition of self-sufficiency under the Energy Act would be changed to require self-sufficiency in average water years instead of critical low water years. The self-sufficiency policy was the driving force behind the high-priced energy contracts that BC Hydro offered to Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Under the old policy, BC…

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EcoSociety Seeks Markets Director

Job Description – 2011 Downtown Markets Director West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit organization that works to protect the natural environment while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world. As a part of this mission, EcoSociety coordinates two weekly seasonal markets (Cottonwood Community Market and Nelson Downtown Local Market) and three evening street festivals (Market Fest).…

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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Cohousing comes to the Kootenays

Public Presentation: FRI, OCT 28, 7PM, SelfDesign High (2nd floor Nelson Legion), $10 'GETTING IT BUILT' Workshop: Sat-Sun, OCT 29-30, 9am-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, $350 ($450/couple) Renowned cohousing architects/authors Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant are coming to Nelson for two events aimed at educating the community about cohousing and building momentum for a rural Nelson area project.…

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