Why Guaranteed Livable Income Needs to be a part of the Climate Discussion.

Discussions about Guaranteed Livable Income initiatives have been all over the news lately. I'm sure you have scrolled by posts on your social media feeds and glanced at the comments in the threads. But you might be wondering, "how could this possibly be good for our economy, and how does this stop the climate crisis?" I can assure you that it is all related. Not only could a livable income…

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A CleanBC Means Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies.

Premier Horgan announced the new B.C. climate plan, the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030. Although the language has been updated to include buzz words like ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ this plan has left many gaps and unanswered questions, has few details on how we reach its goals, and is still handing out your tax dollars to industrial polluters. Last year alone the BC government handed out over $1.3 billion…

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Painted Turtles at Risk from Mine near Nelson

  This summer people driving by Grohman Narrows Provincial Park just outside of Nelson witnessed for the first time what looked like orange sludge in the pond, unusually low water levels, and hardly any turtles resting on the log compared to years before (only 1 or 2 turtles instead of 10 or more).  You can see it for yourself in the photo above. Western painted turtles, a federally listed…

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EcoSociety’s non-profit of the year award belongs to our team of volunteers

Photo: Our Organizing Director Natasha accepting the award, image provided by Trail Chamber of Commerce The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce has just released its 2020 Business Excellence Awards and here at the West Kootenay EcoSociety, we are honoured to be Non-Profit of the Year. This award belongs to the amazing team of EcoSociety volunteers, who have been working hard all year and…

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Message to New NDP Government

The NDP will form a majority government, with Katrine Conroy being re-elected in Kootenay West by a landslide, and Brittny Anderson, NDP has been declared the provisional winner in Nelson-Creston. The West Kootenay EcoSociety congratulates our local elected MLAs and wants to work together on the following priorities. Putting People First in the Energy and Climate Crisis People need clean air to…

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Hottest Week of the Year fundraiser highlights impacts of climate change

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…

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