Climate

The issues and challenges presented by a changing climate can be overwhelming. But that’s why it’s even more imperative to take an action-based approach. Climate change affects every facet of our work and so we must be innovative and forward thinking in everything we do, from the local to the larger scale. Above all, we must root our actions in a firm belief that together we can make a difference.

At the local level, our Net-Zero Building Speaker series brings experienced net-zero builders to share their knowledge about how we can make our buildings sustainable in the long term, while living more comfortably and in a healthier environment. Forty percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from our buildings, so it’s a natural place to start. Our branches also organize climate marches, green drinks and salon-style think tanks. Find out how you can get involved by contacting us.

Landscape conservation is also fundamental. With the growing recognition of climate change as a potential driver for range shifts in a host of species, there has been renewed emphasis on managing for connectivity as a necessary element of climate change adaptation. Maintaining or increasing connectivity is the most widely recommended climate change adaptation measure for biodiversity. Our conservation work is anchored in scientific projections and climate modelling.

 


Sustainable Communities News

Going beyond single-use

September 21, 2021
To reduce our waste, we need to not just recycle more. We need to produce less.Wildsight Elk Valley is looking to change the way…Read More 
Youth Climate Corps (YCC) has returned to the West Kootenay this fall after a successful inaugural program last year.This season, the West Kootenay crew…Read More 

Climate change and cherries

September 20, 2021
What do cherries have to do with climate change?Youth Climate Corps (YCC) crew members in Kimberley/Cranbrook can answer that question, after spending eight…Read More 
Landslides. Floods. Wildfires. They come with a vengeance, sweeping away or burning up communities. When they're happening, they seem inevitable.But what if these…Read More 
From a successful inaugural program in 2020, Youth Climate Corps (YCC) has expanded to include a crew based in Kimberley-Cranbrook, and hiring has begun…Read More 
The Climate Solutions Surrounding Us Kat Graves Climate Change Resilience Coordinator, Wildsight Invermere If you’ve been following Wildsight’s work for any length of…Read More 
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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.

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