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Kimberley's Dr. Ilona Hale spoke with EK Climate Hub about the climate impacts of the healthcare system, why the general public needs to be aware of this, and what we can all do to help.


Watch the recording of Maylyn Tarves presenting to BC United Caucus. Maylyn just turned 16 and is a student at Selkirk Secondary.

Photo (from left to right): Dan Ashton, Elenore Sturko, Coralee Oakes, Maylyn Tarves, Renee Merrifield, Tom Shypitka, Shirley Bond

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Overall lifecycle impacts of EVs from their manufacture (including the mining of source materials),operation, and ultimate disposal.

Briefing and references (3 pages).


Sound Fiscal Management with Electric Refuse Trucks

Report prepared by the East Kootenay Climate Hub

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Community Energy Association video and resources:

1) Building a Legacy: A Net Zero Home in Cranbrook BC (Video)

2) The Zero Carbon Step Code: An Introduction (Presentation Slides)

A conversation with our guest Sophie Larsen, The Living Lab COTR Project Team Primary Investigator, on reducing COTR campus’ carbon footprint via composting and growing food that is then consumed onsite.

Tim Chapman speaks with us about the about Youth Climate Corps’ (YCC) projects in the East & West Kootenay.  "... Our crews work on climate change at the local level, directly in our communities and the ecosystems that surround them."

Mike Sobocinski of Strawberry Field Greens speaks with EK Climate Hub about his year-round, vertical hydroponic farm using state-of-the-art technology in the East Kootenay (Wasa area) to produce greens and more.

*New* May 1, 2023 Zero Carbon Step Code

The BC Government has established a new code for municipalities to require lower carbon emissions in new buildings. There will be 4 Steps between now and 2030 to achieve low emissions.  Stay tuned for more information as it is released by the provincial government


Reduce Your Footprint With This Guide to Home Retrofits

Home retrofits and finding available grants can deter homeowners from taking action. See the following information from the Eask Kootenay Climate Hub and Wildsight.


Do heat pumps work in our cold climate?

Yes! Listen to Bruce Murdoch on the CBC at minute 37 for more info.

The Heat Pump Torture Test - December 2022

Food Recovery Depot presentation by Shannon Duncan, Coordinator with Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot

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Climate Advisory Committee -
A Presentation by Mary Stockdale of the Vernon Climate Advisory Committee

Why Culture Matters! Broadening the Climate Conversation.
Thomas Teuwen will speak with us about why culture matters for a resilient future; the barriers to culture shift, and working with these characteristics common to us all. Thomas reflects on the barriers that are getting in the way and approaches to working with (rather than against). 

(Please note that the first 30 minutes of the webinar is a Deep Canvassing update on the Cranbrook project)

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Join leading communications experts to peel back the layers of Canadian public opinion on climate and energy and gain new insights you can use right away.

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Read Cranbrook Townsman article on Bruce's home below

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Considering Purchasing a Heat Pump?

Follow up questions and further resources below

Access Bruce Murdoch's case study presentation on building a net zero home below.

Case Study: Net Zero Home

Access CleanBC's presentation on the benefits of a heat pump below.

How to achieve our (EKCH) place-based vision and values

Check out our action items on housing, walkability, stewardship, autonomy, and community 'onboarding', along with our aspirations for municipal candidates.

Forest Path

Past Webinars

Check out the Climate Hub network at and our commitment as a member of the network here.

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