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Earth Week Dynamic Lunch Speaker Series

Earth Week Dynamic Lunch Speaker Series register now Join us for our virtual Dynamic Lunchtime Speaker Series on environmental topics that will inform and motivate you! Join us for our exciting lineup Apr 15-19 at 12-1pm PDT and Bonus Sue Big Oil on Wed. April 24 at 12-1pm PDT. Get ready to be inspired and informed by our speakers who have a wealth of …

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Community Climate Hubs Blogs About OCH’s Earth Day Events

Thanks to Canada’s Community Climate Hubs for this Blog featuring OCH’s Earth Day Events Okanagan Climate Hub’s Climate Week When the Okanagan Climate Hub’s leader, Tracey Davis, realized that there were no climate events happening around Earth Day in the Kelowna region, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by other climate …

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Okanagan Municipal Elections – October 15th 2022

As part of the nation-wide network of Community Climate Hubs,  Okanagan Climate Hub is strictly non-partisan, and in accordance with the legal restrictions around municipal elections we have not registered as a Third Party.  As such, the Hub will not endorse or support particular candidates or platforms in this election.  However, we urge all voters …

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Earth Day in the Okanagan

Earth Day is coming up! How will you celebrate our beautiful Okanagan Valley?   Earth Day – Friday April 22nd   FTFO/Naramata joint event on Saturday 23rd including a presentation and EV/bike discussion area and drive though. Summerland is hosting events during Earth week, but no firm details released yet, and will be utilising FTFO’s …

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Food Security and Municipal Climate Action – Themes of General Meeting

At our recent general meeting participants connected on two main themes which we identified as crucial for our area – food security and municipal climate action.  With the municipal elections coming up this year, there is a group organizing a strategy to increase interest on climate issues at the local level.  Cities and towns across …

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#Candles4Climate Candlelight Vigil

On December 13th we gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember those lost in fires, floods, and the heat dome.  We’ve all had to learn some new weather vocabulary, like atmosphere river, atmospheric lake, heat dome, polar vortex, and many more.  It’s important to address the damage and losses caused by our continuing dependence on …

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Okanagan Climate Wellbeing Workshop - What is Meaningful Climate Action Look Like

Workshop Summary #2 Community Climate Wellbeing

Workshop and resources developed and shared by Meghan Wise If circulating, please credit source. Download Beautiful Version (pdf) IMPORTANCE OF ACKNOWLEDGING OUR CLIMATE EMOTIONS Acknowledging the mental health and wellbeing impacts of magnifying climate change is critical for helping people move through climate trauma. You are not alone in these feelings and emotions. But it’s …

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Workshop Summary #1 Community Climate Well Being

Meghan Wise hosted our first Community and Climate Well Being Workshop in conjunction with GECCO (Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan) with 20 attendees.  Below Meghan summarizes the outcomes of the first workshop: Climate Through a Systems Lens: Climate change continues to subtly and dramatically impact community food, water, land, transportation, housing, power, and medical …

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The Okanagan’s Response to BC’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Plan

The BC Government’s review of its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy was very timely this year, given the emergence from a year-long state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a record-breaking heat wave, and multiplying forest fires and smoke pollution experienced in the province this summer. Citizens Climate Lobby – Okanagan and Okanagan Climate …

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Community Engagement

A fun collection of climate and sustainability events – sorted by date with most recent first. Updated frequently. okanagan climate and sustainability postboard Ongoing Campaigns Kelowna Transit Community Report Petition Save Old Growth Information Slides Petition Bank Divestment & RBC Off-Campus (from First Things First OK) Information Booklet Petition Instagram accounts to follow: @decolonialsolidarity @bank4betterfuture …

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