“Start small, grow what you like to eat, and learn as you go.” Sound advice from Chad Kile, Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook’s sustainability coordinator. In ways big and small, this branch encourages local food sustainability from the ground up. The hope for the branch, says Chad, is to put a local food economy back in the hands … Continued
A future for old growth?
Wildsight News : Sustainable Communities
In Pursuit of Climate Hope Or, Why We Launched a Climate Pledge Kat Graves Climate Change Resilience Coordinator, Wildsight Invermere Here in the East Kootenay, as in much of British Columbia and the Northwest of the continent, the past month has seen us deploying every imaginable stratagem in order to escape the extreme conditions we’ve … Continued
Senior Biologist and conservation guru Marcy Mahr shared with us the extent of the Western Toads awesomeness! Tune in to see why these creatures are so important for the health of our ecosystem (and cool to boot) and how Marcy, others and even you can be ‘Toad Angels!’ Wildsight Revelstoke is working on a long … Continued
We challenge you to watch this workshop and not feel a deeper sense of connection to nature on your next walk in the woods of Revelstoke… Ethnobotanist and Herbalist Christy Shaw served up a slice of botanical magic and it’s a must watch if you want to know more about the history and traditional uses … Continued
Update: Hiring is complete for the 2021 YCC Kimberley/Cranbrook crew We are seeking up to eight young adults in the Kimberley/Cranbrook area interested in tackling unique local projects that address the global climate crisis and support local community priorities. From July to October 2021, crew members on the Youth Climate Corps (YCC) will earn wages … Continued
Little feet might not walk far, but the goal was never distance. Wildsight Creston and Family Place, a Creston-based community services provider, partnered for a series of walks designed to explore the wonder and simplicity found in nature and to open the eyes of Creston’s littlest citizens to the beauty found outdoors. The goal was … Continued
E-bikes are growing in popularity as a sustainable alternative to gas-powered vehicles, allowing you an eco-friendly way to travel while lowering your carbon footprint. E-bikes (electric bicycles) use an electric motor to assist pedaling. While designed like a regular bicycle, e-bikes give you a boost when needed to get up hills or haul groceries home. … Continued
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.
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.