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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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Optimistic or Pessimistic? Student Viewpoints

I asked my College students, and these are their responses… Optimist or Pessimist? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Reasons for optimism! Courtesy Flickr user Adam Jones Reasons for pessimism… Lots happening on energy Reasons for optimism! Courtesy Flickr user Adam Jones Reasons for pessimism… Food production is changing Reasons for pessimism There are things we …

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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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The Okanagan’s Response to the BC Government Royalty Review

What is the royalty review (from WE-CAN, via Dogwood)?Following widespread public pressure opposing fossil fuel subsidies during the 2020 provincial election campaign, the NDP committed to reviewing oil and gas royalties. In October, the government released an expert assessment that confirmed that the current system is “broken,” is a bad deal for British Columbians, and …

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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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