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Renewable Kootenays

The UN Climate Accord signed in Paris in 2015 was a monumental step forward in the race against the climate crisis. Since then, however, US political leaders have stepped away from their commitments,  and Canada’s leadership has been lacking in critical areas. It is now more clear than ever that progress on climate issues depends as much on regions, localities, and […]


Rideshare is the innovative free web service that launched in 2001 to help community members find and share rides, reducing single-passenger car travel and its harmful side effects. In 2015, with support from Columbia Basin Trust, the site was redesigned to allow communities outside the traditional service area of the West Kootenays to share rides […]

Getting started…

In 2012 a group of colleagues at West Kootenay EcoSociety began conversations with regional thought leaders about how best to build sustainability in the West Kootenay (the area including all of the RDKB and RDCK). The conclusion: We can make better progress working together toward common goals than we can working separately toward individual goals – […]