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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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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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Workshop Summary #3 Community Climate Well Being

Thank you from Workshop organizer and facilitator Meghan Wise for a meaningful workshop on December 6th.  A small but committed group met to think about how community resilience can be cultivated and how we as a community can acknowledge and process our feelings and responses to climate change. Visit UBC Climate Hub’s Climate Well Being Toolkit. …

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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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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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