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Our Mission:

West Kootenay EcoSociety’s mission is to protect the natural environment while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world.

Our Vision:

To protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region.

Established in 1994, West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. EcoSociety works in three focus areas: to take action to reduce the crisis of climate change; to preserve wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations; and to Promote sustainable local food systems

EcoSociety organizes with grassroots, community leaders, and advocates to decision-makers on developing local social, political, and economic solutions to environmental and equity problems. Current projects include: Kootenay Rideshare website management, Kokanee Creek Nature Centre operations and education program delivery, coordination of the Nelson Markets, as well as community engagement through the campaign to Keep Jumbo Wild and 100% Renewable Kootenays. EcoSociety also runs the weekly EcoCentric radio program on Kootenay Coop Radio.