We’re Hiring: Administrative Assistant

Title: Administrative Assistant Start date: As soon as possible, no later than July 10. Duration: 8 weeks Compensation: $19.75/hr Hours: 40 hrs/week Location: Home office, while offices closed due to COVID About: Neighbours United is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and…

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You can join us: Membership Drive 2022

It’s finally summer and the heat is here! When I looked at the weather app on my phone, a special advisory said that the snow up high in the mountains will melt quickly with this heat. This means it could flood and it’s a reminder for me to be extra careful and keep an eye on the creek right near my home.  Neighbours United is dedicated to defending nature and building sustainable communities.…

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Home Gardening with Hannah DeBoer

On Thursday, June 16, Farms to Friends will be hosting the first of a series of workshops, Home Gardening with Hannah DeBoer. Hannah has been gardening since she was a kid with her mom in their backyard garden but she comes from a lineage of farmers; her last name DeBoer literally translates to the farmer in Dutch. She has been farming the last 4 years concurrently all over BC (one season on the…

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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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Together We are Neighbours United

It’s official, together we are Neighbours United After getting hundreds of votes for a new logo, 68% of our members and supporters have chosen a logo to go with our updated name, Neighbours United. After consultation with our members, our team believes the updated name Neighbours United allows us to better engage with community members and extend our reach to work with organizations in different…

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B.C. Cancels the Largest Fossil Fuel Subsidy

The B.C. government recently announced an overhaul of the oil and gas royalty system and the cancellation of a handful of fossil fuel subsidies including, the province’s largest fossil fuel subsidy - the Deep Well Royalty Program.  Your hard-working tax dollars are being used to compensate oil and gas companies when they drill deep wells. Oil and gas corporations are getting a free ride on the…

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Farms to Friends has Reached an Incredible Milestone

It might sound strange, but Farms to Friends feels like our baby that was born in the pandemic and blossomed into this beautiful child we have nourished and loved. That’s why we are thrilled that Farms to Friends has reached an incredible milestone that was only possible thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We thank you all for generously donating and selflessly…

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Sinixt “Extinction”: Contemporary Sinixt-Settler-State Relations in British Columbia Workshop

We are launching an online webinar series for our community to walk with us on our journey to make our community a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive place.  To kick off our series, on Thursday, May 26 at 7 - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, Political anthropologist Lori Barkley will share her work in answering this call to action to better understand our own settler history and how it has shaped…

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A lot has changed since 1994, we can too.

The EcoCentre was founded in 1994, three years later it was incorporated as the West Kootenay Community EcoSociety. And at some point it became known as the West Kootenay EcoSociety (read our first 25 year history here). Over the years, the organization has ebbed and flowed on the issues we work on, and the strategies we take to achieve our goals. But our foundations have stayed the same: we are…

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We’re Hiring: Health Promotion Program Officer

Compensation: $19.75/hr Duration: 7 weeks Start: Monday, July 18, 2022 Hours:  30 hrs/ week  Location: Nelson, BC, but working from home (offices closed due to COVID)   About the Employer Neighbours United is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities.…

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