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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Over 30 local businesses & organizations support 100% renewable energy

Over 30 local businesses and organizations have signed-on to support the transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 in their West Kootenay communities. Groups that have signed-on to support this transition to 100% renewable energy are from diverse sectors ranging from retailers, restaurants, fitness businesses, green building and energy companies to health practitioners, faith…

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It’s Election Day – Join the fun!

By Sarah Colvin The day has come: it's the BC Provincial Election Day!! Visit Elections BC to get informed on how and where to vote and then get to the polls before 8pm! Have you already voted and want to make your vote count even more? You can! Join us at the EcoSociety Office in Nelson and make get out the vote phone calls today. Call me on 250 354 1909 ext 200 to schedule when you can come in…

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David Suzuki talks renewable energy with the West Kootenay EcoSociety

Dr. David Suzuki is visiting Nelson on Sunday, April 30 from 9:00-9:30am and will have a public conversation about renewable energy in the Kootenays with the West Kootenay EcoSociety at the Cafe area of the Kootenay Coop, 777 Baker St. EcoSociety has luanched its 100% Renewable Kootenays initiative and is asking local cities to pledge to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 at…

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Local faith communities commit to 100% renewable energy

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, four faith groups announced their support for 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050 and pledged to transition their own church and centre operations to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, Nelson United Church, St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral, and Yasodhara Ashram committed to transition their…

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