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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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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 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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Council Corner

Okanagan Climate Hub has been busy with a series of campaigns and actions in your local area.  As an Okanagan-wide community, we monitor and report on City Council activities throughout the large and small communities around the Valley.  Increasingly, local governments and citizens are facing climate adaptation challenges, infrastructure needs, and planning issues all related …

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21st Century Choices: Reflections on Kelowna’s Development Plans

21st Century Choices: Reflections on the McKinley Development Project Campaign The Okanagan is on the cusp of a time of transition – between ‘business as usual’ and a new, innovative and greener approach to development.  While this is similar to what other cities around the world are facing, there are a few things that make …

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