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Workshop – Getting Outside Our Bubbles: Understanding Differences of Perspective

How do we talk with people who think so differently? Understanding how people arrive at different beliefs is becoming an essential skill in navigating our personal and organizational work in the world whether in climate advocacy or social justice work. In the face of growing social, ecological, and political challenges there is an urgency to work together to create solutions. However, at the same…

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Divestment Community Resources

While we work to get federal, provincial and municipal governments to take real climate action, we can come together as individuals in our communities and join the divestment movement! All around the world people are taking their personal investments out of fossil fuels (divesting) and investing them in renewables and other more socially responsible and ethical companies and causes. Learn more…

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Learn about pulling your investments out of fossil fuels

Learn about what options exist for personal financial investments in renewable energy and divesting from fossil fuels. Featuring: • Panel of Local Investment Advisors: Claire Hallam, Investors Group  Peggy DeVries, Edward Jones Vivi Lindsay, Nelson and District Credit Union – Money Works • Trish Nixon, CoPower on new financial opportunities including information on…

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Nelson Brown Bag Lunch Environmental Seminar Series

We invite you to get involved in community discussions on sustainable water use in the Central Kootenays. The format of the gathering is simple: bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy the 40-minute presentation, which will be followed by a lively discussion. It all starts at 12 noon at Selkirk College's Kootenay School of Art.  Friday, January 8th- BC’s 2016 Water…

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EcoSociety Welcomes Active Waste Educator

We are happy to welcome Lauren Andres to the EcoSociety team for the summer.  Lauren will be working at the Downtown Market, Cottonwood Market, and MarketFest promoting waste reduction, composting and recycling.  Lauren will also working with our vendors to ensure the Markets are producing as little waste as possible.  As part of our zero-waste markets initiative, this year all…

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Climate Change: from Anxiety to Action

Join us for a lively 4-week course on Climate Activism! Ready to do something about climate change? Learn how to influence policy and shape the future of your community, your nation and the world! Guest speakers, light reading and facilitated discussion will culminate in group projects. Sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Mir Centre for Peace. Please note new…

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