It Won’t Be Easy – but together we can do anything

  By Kade Moroney, Community Organizer I have been working at the West Kootenay EcoSociety for about 3 months now, and it has been amazing to have the opportunity to continue my work in social and environmental justice in a new capacity. Before being hired as a Community Organizer, I was working as a mental health worker on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ…

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How to volunteer during COVID

Hey friends,  The other day scrolling through my social media I stumbled upon another friends’ post that started off like “I don’t know who needs to hear this right now… but I wish I heard this a few months ago.” The message: Be gentle and compassionate with yourself in these turbulent times. It was exactly what I needed to hear the other day, and what I want you to hear and know as volunteers,…

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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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Seeking Database Support Volunteer

As part of the 100% Renewable Energy campaign, the West Kootenay EcoSociety has been taking on new and exciting projects. However, to complete this timely and important work, we need the help of our supporters to conduct in-office data management.  This opportunity will give you the inside view of operations at the EcoSociety and allow you to contribute in a manner that will help develop…

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What will you do for this corner of the world?

We're into our second week of our Annual Membership Drive, and we're picking up the pace. You can sign up for a membership right now! The stories about why so many people care about the EcoSociety are flying in and I'm so excited to be sharing the experience of one of our outstanding volunteers, Rachel. Rachel has spent nine months of her vacation abroad helping out with our 100% Renewable…

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Member Spotlight: Diana van Eyk is a committed member and volunteer

by Diana van Eyk I love being a member of the EcoSociety for a whole raft of reasons. On the practical side, it's an extremely effective organization. Here are some of the things the small staff and volunteers do that make me feel excited: run campaigns that educate us on important environmental issues, run outdoor markets that sell locally grown food and handmade goods, fight to keep Jumbo wild…

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