June is Membership Drive month

  Remember when we used to be able to sit close to each other? This photo is of our volunteer Maya, at the 2019 EcoSociety Membership drive. So much has changed this year, and yet we need to work together now more than ever. Your EcoSociety Membership means more to us than ever before. Thanks to our members like you,  we have been able to adapt our programs so we can continue to build…

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June is Membership Drive month, and this year is extra special

It’s EcoSociety’s 25th year, and we’re on a mission: to build stronger and healthier communities and protect the wild places of the West Kootenays. We’re halfway through our month-long membership drive, and we’re getting so much positive support from people like you. Donations, membership renewals and new members--it’s fantastic! You’re important to making sure we have a safer future, and we…

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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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West Kootenay EcoSociety hires new Executive Director

West Kootenay EcoSociety has hired a new Executive Director, Montana Burgess, who starts on May 10. Burgess brings a decade of organizing and organizational development to the West Kootenay EcoSociety. “I’m looking forward to working with our community to achieve a future with clean air, water, and land, while supporting healthy food, green jobs, and thriving wild places,“ said Burgess. Burgess’…

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West Kootenay residents will be speaking up at national climate consultations

Today is Earth Day and while the Prime Minister is in New York signing the Paris climate agreement and talking about shifting to renewable energy, Canada released a process for consultations into the federal climate plan due out this October. Groups across the country have launched the Peoples Climate Plan to prepare communities to input into these consultations. This national consultation…

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Rossland Round-up: what we’ve been doing together in Rossland this past year

Rossland Climate Vigil - Nov 2015. Credit: Janet McIntyre West Kootenay EcoSociety works to protect the natural environment while building sustainable communities throughout the West Kootenay region. We are expanding our work, and over the past year, we’ve been an important part of the Rossland community.  West Kootenay EcoSociety partnered with the Rossland Sustainability Commission to host…

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