Here’s what we could find in the 2020 BC party platforms regarding stopping the logging of old-growth forests.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-partisan organization. We are sharing information on issues related to the health, safety and well-being of our communities, climate, ecosystems, food systems & energy. Here’s what we could find in the 2020 election platforms for the BC Greens, BC NDP, and BC Liberals to try to understand what action they will take on stopping the logging of old-growth…

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The BC election is Saturday. Are you ready to be a voter?

Why will you be a voter? We don’t have a bunch of celebrities urging you to vote like that other big election happening soon. What we have is people like you who are concerned about the future and the health of your communities, your jobs and your families and friends. For your health and well-being, and the health and well-being of your loved ones, you need clean air to breathe, clean water to…

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Voters demanded more on climate action. Now the real work starts.

The results of Canada's first climate election are in, and now the real work begins. Canadians made the climate crisis a top issue, and voters are demanding more climate action. No party had a perfect climate action plan. This election showed the diversity in the parties’ climate change ideas. Now the minority Liberal government must work with the Bloc Quebecois, the NDP, and the Greens to get to…

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Be a Voter this October

It's election time and the big election day is October 21! It's that time when you vote for the candidate in your riding to become your Member of Parliament. You can check out the Elections Canada website to learn all about who is running in your riding, and then explore more about what they stand for and their track record on the issues you care most about. But you'll have to Google that part…

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Jesse Woodward, former Markets & Events Director at EcoSociety

EcoSociety Markets Director moving on from farmers’ markets to City Council

By Jesse Woodward After 7 amazing years as the Markets and Events Director at the West Kootenay EcoSociety I will be transition out of this position to take on my new role as a Nelson City Councillor. I am currently working closely on transition planning and implementation with EcoSociety staff and the Executive Director and I want everyone to know that the Nelson outdoor markets will continue in…

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Elected: municipal 100% renewable energy champions

By Montana Burgess I stayed up late on Saturday night watching municipal election results come in. While I paid for it in the morning when my baby woke me up at 5:30am, I was excited and feel hopeful seeing the final results. While the provincial news focused on the Vancouver election, I want to share a few local highlights. EcoSociety put together a bunch of helpful information for voters see…

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