EcoSociety hosts book tour stop: new thriller on hot topic of climate crisis

What does an Ottawa city councillor who is deeply concerned about the planet’s ecological unravelling and the glacial response by citizens and politicians do when unexpectedly defeated in his re-election bid? He publishes a climate breakdown thriller, then takes it on an epic cross-country book tour, in search of conversation and readers. By electric vehicle, naturally. The climate crisis is a…

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Giving Tuesday – Giving Hope

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times, yet world leaders aren't taking action fast enough. Cities and regions are leading the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. And we're right there with them, building a model to advance climate action at the community level. Through grassroots organizing, we're bringing people from all walks of life together to use our collective power…

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Local faith communities commit to 100% renewable energy

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, four faith groups announced their support for 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050 and pledged to transition their own church and centre operations to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, Nelson United Church, St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral, and Yasodhara Ashram committed to transition their…

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4th Annual Green Home & Energy Show – Oct 5

It's the 4th Annual Green Home & Energy Show in Nelson, BC brought to you by EcoSave and the West Kootenay EcoSociety. October 5, 6:30-9pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, BC Free Admission and Prizes! Share with your friends on Facebook

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Sunny ways: from Paris to the Kootenays

It’s a sunny day here in Paris as the first week of the UN climate summit comes to a close. Yesterday, in Ottawa, Parliament officially kicked-off with the Speech from the Throne. Every time it’s sunny outside and I’m thinking about the Liberals, I’m reminded of Trudeau’s “Sunny Ways” victory speech on election night, and I chuckle, even here in Paris. If you felt election night was like the…

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Nelson Solar Garden Takes Next Step

Nelson Hydro’s Community Solar Garden project lets you take advantage of the cost savings from a single, large solar array. Putting solar panels on the roof of your home can be expensive and increases the cost of solar electricity. Nelson Hydro is making it possible for its customers to invest in solar panels at their Bonnington facility and have the power delivered right to their homes.…

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