Hiring: Outreach Coordinator

Title: Outreach Coordinator Start Date: As soon as possible Terms: $20/hr, 10-20hrs/wk Location: Online from home (unless office re-opens), in-person travel in West Kootenays, BC  Job description: Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just,…

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Trail Says Yes to 100% Renewable Energy Transition

Trail City Council unanimously voted to transition the community to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 on Monday, April 25. Trail is the 13th community in the Kootenays to commit to a healthy, safe, and secure community powered by clean and renewable energy. Way to go, Trail!  Trail joins the Kootenay communities of Castlegar, Creston, Fruitvale, Golden, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver,…

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Let’s Hear it for Golden!

In a unanimous decision Golden Town Council voted on Tuesday, February 15, to join 11 other communities in the Kootenay region to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy across all energy use sectors in their community. Let’s hear it for Golden! This would not have been possible without the hard work of EcoSociety volunteer Calvin Beauschesne. We are lucky to have dedicated people like…

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Let’s hear it for Creston!

In a unanimous decision by Town Council members on Tuesday, September 7, the Town of Creston has officially become the 11th community in the West Kootenays to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy across all energy use sectors in their community by 2050. Way to go, Creston! This also could not have happened without the hard work of the Creston volunteer team from the Creston Climate…

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Say no to harmful development in Rossland

Did you know that your Rossland City Council is considering approving development applications that will harm your vision for healthy and safe communities in your backyard? There are 4 lot development applications: South side of Granite mountain Along the narrow forested strip of land south of the Rock Cut Pub’s lower parking lot A large lot immediately north of and adjacent to the Rock Cut Pub…

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Let’s hear it for Slocan!

Council votes to adopt your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Last night, Slocan Village Council voted unanimously to officially adopt the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Energy Plan! This means that Slocan has joined other small, rural towns like Kaslo, Warfield, Rossland, Castlegar, and Nelson as leaders in the transition to renewable energy.   The Village of Slocan has…

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