Living Lakes Canada and Wildsight We watch a pair of beavers slip silently through the water. Their lodge is just below us, nestled alongside a bank of the Columbia Wetlands near Invermere, BC. We’ve disturbed their quiet abode, but for a good cause. This team of experts and enthusiasts, armed with shovels and pickaxes, buckets … Continued
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Wildsight News : Sustainable Communities
This year, we’re excited to share that our Apple Capture program was, once again, a big success.
Did you miss our West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps’ webinar? Not to fret, we recorded it. Watch the fascinating panel discussion now. Community Climate Action Opportunities: Nelson Next: City of Nelson’s Climate Change Action Plan BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program Nelson at its Best Nelson at its Best is a network of organizations … Continued
An innovative new project is putting food into the forest and fighting the risk of forest fires at the same time. Wildfires blanketed BC this summer, with climate projections showing that, if business as usual continues, temperatures will continue to rise. In the heavily-forested West Kootenay, wildfires are perhaps the most extreme threat our communities … Continued
Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday—a global movement dedicated to giving back. Giving Tuesday comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but rather than shopping, the focus of this special day is on community giving. This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking for donations towards Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook‘s food security projects. Big or small, … Continued
When we launched our Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in 2020, our hope was never to just provide youth with a few new job skills. The goal has always been to empower young adults to pursue climate justice, to join in climate action, and to choose career paths that help our planet. YCC alumni are … Continued
Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay What can our community do to respond to a changing climate? How is climate change impacting our health? Our food security? Our forests? How can we help? To hear answers to these questions and more, join Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) on November 25th for the virtual event, Imagine Nelson: … Continued
With all of the uncertainty surrounding in-person events during the pandemic, we are thrilled to have had a successful 2021 season for the Kimberley Farmers’ Market!
A Webinar with thinkBright Homes and Kootenay Solar Whether you are thinking about renovation, retrofitting, or building a new home, the presentation from thinkBright Homes will help you learn about how to keep your home’s energy demand and your GHGs low. Meanwhile, Kootenay Solar will present on all things solar energy — from what it … Continued
We walk through the forest, crisscrossing wildlife paths. The ground rises and falls beneath our feet. Brush swipes pant legs; rocks roll under our shoes as we make our way from the logging road to the site of today’s work. Tim Chapman (Wildsight’s coordinator for Youth Climate Corps Kimberley/Cranbrook) and I traverse this crown land … Continued