National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The purpose of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day is to memorialize and raise awareness of the children lost to the residential school system and honour survivors and their families. The day is for schools, workplaces and communities to honour those affected by the legacy of residential school policies, similar to how Remembrance Day is observed across the province.…

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National Indigenous Peoples’ Day June 21, 2023

June 21st, is National Indigenous Peoples’ day. Today, settler staff at Neighbours United are spending part of their day listening, learning and attending a local celebration. Please join a celebration near you. Today: The Autonomous Sinixt invite people to gather in Piq kiʔláwnaʔ (between Kaslo and New Denver on highway 31A) from 1-4pm to witness the public reveal of a unique artwork, the White…

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BIPOC Clean Energy Organizer Workshop – Apply before May 31

This in-person organizer training program is open to people who identify as part of the Indigenous, Black and People of Colour Communities in the West Kootenays. It will take place in the Neighbours United Office in Downtown Castlegar on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 from 9am-5pm. Run by BIPOC organizers for BIPOC organizers. 5 spots are eligible for a $500 scholarship to provide a living…

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The Road to Raising Bison

The Johnson family works hard together to make their bison ranch the success that it is today. by Sarah Lord.  For Becky and Denver Johnson, owners of Bison Ridge Farms in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, becoming bison ranchers five years ago was a perfect fit. “We’re first-generation bison ranchers,” says Denver. “We knew we loved farming; we didn’t know what that would look like for us. Having…

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Join us at the 1st Modern Living Show in Trail!

Join us at the 1st Modern Living Show in Trail on May 6 & 7. Speakers, exhibitors, door prizes, food, entertainment. Mark your calendar and come learn about affordable and sustainable living! https://www.modernlivingshow.ca If you are a business or non-profit that has solutions to living more sustainability and affordably come join us: https://www.modernlivingshow.ca/participate Hosted by the…

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Celebrate Earth Week With Us!

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK IN CASTLEGAR ON APRIL 19 Earth Day is April 22 and this year we’re celebrating for a whole week! For those of you who are in or around Castlegar, you’re invited to join us at our Earth Week Open House, when we officially will open our new office in downtown Castlegar! Join us on Wednesday, April 19th from 4-6pm where you can meet our team, pick up your Neighbours…

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We’re Hiring: St. John’s, NL Organizers – Organizing Manager & Community Organizer

In partnership with Newfoundland & Labrador community leaders, Neighbours United is hiring St. John's-based organizers in an emerging clean energy campaign. Apply today! Neighbours United - St. John's Organizing Manager (Full Time) Neighbours United- St. John's Community Organizer (Full Time)

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Montreal Biodiversity Summit Defends Nature

Here’s what happened at the Montreal UN Biodiversity Summit After two weeks of representatives from 196 countries negotiating at the 15th United Nations Conference of the Parties on biological diversity, ​​there is an agreement on a Global Biodiversity Framework, the Kunming-Montreal Agreement. Countries agreed to protect at least 30% of global lands and waters, respect the rights of Indigenous…

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Thank you for making our Deep Engagement Canvassing possible

Our deep engagement canvassing program is wrapping up its third year and we owe that all to you. We started deep canvassing to talk with people who have polarized views on climate change to find common ground. This year, our team of staff and volunteers had meaningful conversations with over 500 people in Cranbrook, and hundreds in Trail. By having these deep listening conversations 1 in 3 people…

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Ben’s story

#BringbackFarmstoFriends Ben Glickman of Bitcoin Central is a sponsors of our Farms to Friends program. The Farms to Friends program has provided fresh, locally-grown produce weekly to children, families, seniors, and single parents in need. We've provided over 200 people across the region access to healthy, fresh food weekly and have invested over $200,000 into the local economy through local…

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