Climate action

Climate Action

Wildsight Golden has a number of initiatives happening under the umbrella of Climate Action. These include protecting Old Growth, Waste Management and Air Quality. We have an active Climate Action Team made up of volunteers who will continue to come up with new ideas as time passes.

Join us today by emailing Golden@wildsight.ca

 

Protect Local Old Growth Forests and Forestry

We have an active volunteer group working on forestry issues. This group meets once per month. If you are interested in being a part of our forestry committee, please contact golden@wildsight.ca.  More information about action here.

See this current news release on Action you can take. (April 6, 2022)

 

 

Reduce Reuse Recycle

In order to promote recycling in our community, Wildsight Golden put together a social media campaign, “Wasteless Wednesday’s.” Every Wednesday in the winter months, we posted about different ways and tips to recycle. We also want to help Golden Businesses have the resources and tools to be able to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible. So, we created an infographic to be distributed via email to businesses about proper recycling and waste management. Visit the Golden Green Living Project page to view many articles with tips and tricks to help you lead a greener life.

 

 

 

Air Quality 

The Golden and District Air Quality Committee is working with Wildsight Golden to take over the Community Woodsmoke Reduction program.

We currently have 3 purple air meters around the area. See map here

Get vouchers to change out your inefficient wood stoves through the Community Woodsmoke Reduction program.

2023 Climate Cafes 

– Join citizens concerned about climate change at our monthly climate cafes. “The most important thing you can do (to fight climate change) right now is the exact thing we are not doing: talk about it”, says climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. See details here

 2022 Climate Champions

The Climate Champion is an individual or business that has done the most to champion the kind of climate action that Golden needs to see. The Climate Champion has been identified as one that inspires, motivates, and encourages our community to work to reduce emissions, lower carbon footprints, and cut waste. The goal of illuminating the climate champions that live and work among us is to challenge our community to take similar actions. Contact golden@wildsight.ca to nominate the next Climate Champion

January 2022 – Naoemie Roy  (Thread the Needle) 

February 2022 – Alysia and Jake Frater (Sustainable Small Home)

March 2022 – John Manuel (Town Councillor)

April 2022 – The Island Restaurant

May 2022 – Reposados Tacos

June 2022 – Eat Pure Mountain Market

 

 

1% for the Planet

Last year, Wildsight Golden was contacted by the owner of Thread the Needle who wanted to donate annually to help our planet. She introduced us to 1% for the Planet. One percent for the planet has the definition: “1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of our network, put simply: we bring people together to increase smart environmental giving”. 1% for the planet has two models, a business giving model which encourages pledging 1% of your business income and an individual giving model, in which people pledge 1% of their annual income. 

If you feel like this is a type of program that you would be interested in, the choices are several, you can give directly to Wildsight Golden or through 1% for the Planet. For more information, please contact our office at golden@wildsight.ca.

 

 

 

 

Presentations:

Wildsight Golden climate emergency/renewable energy plan brewery presentation

Calvin Beauchesne has presented to the Golden Town Council and the Regional Council for the CSRD requesting that they declare a Climate Emergency and Renewable Energy Plan. The Town of Golden passed the latter resolution. The CSRD has also passed this resolution.

An Evening of Optimism in a Warming Climate –  Video here

Powerpoint here: Climate Wishlist Letter Writing workshop 6

 

Renovating? Building? 

 Find rebates with Better Homes BC!

Information about heat pumps:

BC Hydro Promo 

Myth Busting Heat Pumps in Cold Climates

Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program Rebates

 

Events:

Next Event is: Spring Clothing Swap

 

 


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Upcoming Golden events

Golden's 15th Annual Community Weed Pull Event

Saturday, August 10

Come join us to help reduce the spread of invasive plants growing within Golden. Dress for the weather, bring some water, gloves, and come ready to work in exchange for…

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Branch Information

Contact

golden@wildsight.ca
Box #25
#203 - 421 9th Avenue N
Patlar Building, Golden BC V0A 1H0
1-250-439-8491

golden@wildsight.ca