A little hot weather after a wet start to summer is a welcome relief. With so much upheaval this year, a return to normal summer temperatures and the opportunity to get outside is good for our physical health and our mental well being.

The last week in July is typically the hottest week of the year here in the Kootenays. It’s also the potential turning point from healthy summer activity to the threat of wildfires, smokey skies and water shortages.

The biggest threat to healthy communities and our personal health is climate change. We want people to think about the hottest week of the year in terms of where we’re heading if we don’t mitigate the climate crisis.

This year we’re offering a challenge. Run, walk or hike five kilometres, donate $5 to our efforts to help our communities find climate change solutions, and nominate five friends to do the same. Join us in moving for change from July 27 to August 2. 

Your donation will go towards local climate solutions such as our 100% Renewable Kootenays project.

Take lots of pictures and tag EcoSociety in them on social media. 

Tag us on Facebook @westkootenayecosociety and Instagram @westkootenayecosociety.