The launch of Local, Fernie’s cooperative approach to food sustainability, took a leap of faith for Wildsight Elk Valley. But that leap led to some great outcomes.
How can one lake have two different water pollution limits?
Wildsight News : Sustainable Communities
You’re never quite sure what you’re walking into the first time you try something. That was certainly the case for 14 adventurous young adults who applied to be crew members of the inaugural Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in the fall of 2020. Pitched as a climate-solutions program, our plan was simple: give young adults meaningful … Continued
This was a year of unexpected challenges, and monumental victories. We love taking stock of where we’re at now through our annual report; it gives us a chance to reflect on where we’ve been, and where we’re headed.
With thousands of dollars in rebates for low-carbon heating and hot water, now is the time to get your home off natural gas.
Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products we produced and consumed were built to last. Milk bottles made of glass were returned and sterilized for re-use, restaurants offered ceramic plates and stainless-steel cutlery and the plastic bag was yet to be invented. But since then, as technology progressed we have developed an … Continued
While the pandemic has undeniably been a crisis of historic proportions, it has also reminded us that strong communities look after each other, that decisive collective action is possible, and that nature can recover if we give it a chance. We can find hope amidst crisis, and build back better than we were before. Across … Continued
“Well done is better than well said,” quipped Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps a no more fitting quote can be found that sums up Wildsight Invermere’s bold experiment. Franklin is often depicted holding a kite in a lightning storm, building on the understanding of electricity – a new phenomenon in the 1740s. Now, nearly 300 years later, … Continued
With growing uncertainty around food security, more and more folk have realized we need to get a grip on our food systems. We need to understand much more than just the calorie content of our favourite snack, or how to cook that gourmet dish. We need to begin looking at food in a different light. … Continued
Sometimes, the best intentions go awry. Wildfires destroy forests, threaten communities, and harm wildlife. They can grow out of control and cost millions of dollars to stop. So the general policy in B.C. has been to suppress any and all wildfires from starting or spreading. These good intentions, however, have led to unexpected consequences for … Continued
The year was 2000. Dial-up internet, no smart phones. Y2K bug discredited. The prime minister was Jean Chrétien and BC’s premier was Ujjal Dosanjh. And in the East Kootenay, Elk Valley resident Lee-Anne Walker was exploring how to immerse students in environmental education. “We wanted to create an ecosystem awareness program for students to become … Continued