by Diana van Eyk

I love being a member of the EcoSociety for a whole raft of reasons.

On the practical side, it’s an extremely effective organization. Here are some of the things the small staff and volunteers do that make me feel excited: run campaigns that educate us on important environmental issues, run outdoor markets that sell locally grown food and handmade goods, fight to keep Jumbo wild through the courts, and run the Rideshare carpooling program.

On the personal side, I love the inclusive, respectful and appreciative culture that makes volunteering a pleasant experience. Volunteers are always appreciated, fed and kept in the loop. The organization is transparent and genuinely values everyone involved.

If you have some time on your hands, want to do something meaningful for the environment, and have fun at the same time, the West Kootenay EcoSociety is the group for you! I hope you’ll consider becoming a member. Will you sign-up today?