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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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Earth Day Extravaganza in Nelson

Join the EcoSociety and our friends for a Kootenay Earth Day celebration in Nelson on Saturday, April 22 Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative invites you to a special vigil at Lakeside Park 3pm Local entertainment, audience participation, fun for everyone 4pm Faith communities annouce support for 100% renewable energy & special interfaith climate vigil 5:30pm Vegetarian…

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Monthly Kootenay Climate Vigils

  Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative invites you to the Kootenay Climate Vigils. On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice. The event could be a prayer vigil, a discussion, a potluck, a combination, or something else completely. The location, time of day and duration will vary each month. All are…

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Paris climate summit blog

Follow our Community Organizer, Montana Burgess, as she attends the Paris climate summit. She'll share her perspectives on the conference and what the outcomes could mean for the West Kootenays. Read the blog

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Faith in the Paris climate summit

We’re heading into the final days of the Paris UN climate summit. The final days will be long for everyone. Remember those grueling days during exam week in college where you crammed, drank too much coffee, ate cafeteria food, and hardly slept? It’s like that but you do it in a suit. The big Canadian news is that Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, made a reference on…

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Nelson Faith Groups Invite Community to Daily Climate Vigils

The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson faith community are organizing daily climate interfaith vigils during the Paris climate summit from November 30 to Dec 12. The daily vigils will convene spaces for people of all faiths to come together to send prayers and intentions for a successful global agreement to tackle the climate crisis. The vigils will be hosted by different faith groups and led in…

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