Oso Negro brews special September blend for EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary

This month is your opportunity to combine two wonderful things - drinking delicious coffee and supporting the EcoSociety! The lovely people at Oso Negro Coffee have made the EcoSociety a specialty blend and will be selling this coffee at their Nelson coffee house AND at The Kootenay Co-op for all of September. Look for this label on Oso Negro coffee bags! Oso Negro have created this special blend…

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June is Membership Drive month, and this year is extra special

It’s EcoSociety’s 25th year, and we’re on a mission: to build stronger and healthier communities and protect the wild places of the West Kootenays. We’re halfway through our month-long membership drive, and we’re getting so much positive support from people like you. Donations, membership renewals and new members--it’s fantastic! You’re important to making sure we have a safer future, and we…

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The time is now

Jayme Jones is a such an inspiring woman. As a mother of two, and a very dear member of our community, she walks the talk by taking action in her own life and being a leader in her community. This is why Jayme is involved with the EcoSociety:   "With two small children, a healthy environment has never been more important to me. I want my children to be able to enjoy clean air, water,…

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A love of all things living

Not many people realise that the EcoSociety is responsible for running the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre out in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. But those who do have had the great pleasure of meeting our lead Educator, Joanne, and hopefully gone on a nature walk with her too!    "Why do I care about the EcoSociety? I care because they care about and promote outdoor and nature…

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It was destiny

Isn't it amazing when things fall perfectly into place? This is Jocelyn's story about how she got engaged in the EcoSociety:   "When planning to live in Nelson I had some locals fill me in on the organizations worth getting involved in. I started my volunteer efforts at the Women’s Centre where I met two lovely EcoSociety volunteers (also volunteering at the Women’s Center) inviting me…

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A Connoisseur of Bread and Non-Profits

I am sure I am not alone when I confess my true feelings about freshly baked bread from a vendor sans pareil. It's a weakness, some may even say. Whatever it is, I am sure that Raymond has exceptional taste not only in food, but in non-profit organisations as well.   "My name is Raymond Gariepy, owner of the French Bakery in Nelson. I believe in biodiversity and the respect of life in all…

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