When we launched Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in 2020, we had many goals and dreams for what this program could become. We wanted the opportunity for skill-building, lesson-learning, and support-giving. We wanted a program that could inspire young adults to choose careers that support a sustainable future. We sat down with 2021 Youth Climate … Continued
Written by the Youth Climate Corps Kimberley/Cranbrook crew Ripped pants, flat bike tires, a vacuum cleaner…these are just some of the items repaired by generous local volunteers at a Fix It Fair held by the Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps crew.. Attendees left the event with their mended objects in hand, smiles on their faces, and, … Continued
Slocan Valley residents heading to the local government election polls this fall will be asked to vote on a new parcel tax to protect local conservation values. The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s (RDCK) electoral area H will decide whether to establish a Local Conservation Fund. These funds put money into the hands of local … Continued
Girls on Ice is a tuition-free wilderness science education program for young women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth (ages 16-18). The team spends 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape in Kokanee Glacier Park through field studies with a professional female wildlife biologist, a glaciologist, artist and mountaineers. Each … Continued
A combination of science and sweat helped create a new wetland in the Elk Valley, bolstering efforts to protect and conserve this ecologically rich region. Wildsight’s Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps (YCC) was hired to help build wetland basins on The Nature Trust of BC’s (NTBC) Big Ranch Conservation Area, located just off Highway 43, between … Continued
If Elk Valley coal mine emissions from coal in the ground to steel in hand were included in British Columbia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, it would increase British Columbia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by 115%, but they aren’t. In part three of our Cost of Coal series, we explore the full inventory of greenhouse gas … Continued
More than 500 kilometres from the coast, the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest is disappearing every day. Watch our newest campaign video to find out what the BC Government and logging industry doesn’t want you to know, and take action today.
From Appalachia to India, research has uncovered the potential harms open-pit coal mining has on the environment and human health. In this second instalment of our series, ‘The True Cost of Coal’, we take a look at the impacts of coal mining to human health.
Elizabeth Lake is a beloved Cranbrook wetland. This important nature reserve provides a critical nesting and staging area for several types of birds, as well as a safe habitat for Western Painted Turtles and other wildlife. Birders, families and anyone seeking a peaceful walk seek out this peaceful 5.9 hectare haven on the edge of … Continued
Earlier this spring, you took action to protect the bighorn sheep near Radium, joining 1300 others in calling for immediate action from the province. This week we received excellent news! We are celebrating the province’s commitment to a speed limit reduction on the Radium Hill in order to decrease risk to both Rocky Mountain Bighorn … Continued