KORE (Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise) is a Kootenay-based non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to makers and creators in the outdoor manufacturing sector. “IT’S THE CRAFT GEAR FROM HERE.”
One of KORE's initiatives is " ReHub " to help keep outdoor rec gear out of the landfill. The focus is on textiles at this time and KORE is looking at the possibilities
- that is: RE: pair; RE: sell; RE: use (swaps); RE: duce (rental); RE: education; RE: purpose; RE: cycle.
Kevin Pennock, KORE Executive Director, spoke with the EK Climate Hub about KORE's initiatives.
Effective Messaging for Climate Action: Extending the Outreach
Tune into the lesson portion of the introductory session by Mary Stockdale, outlining a set of principles for climate communication. Mary is an Adjunct Professor in Culture and Global Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus (UBCO), and has made engaging communities in climate action her central concern. Download the slide deck and exercises to learn more!
Are you looking for climate-friendly exterior home renovation ideas? Check out the following two letters from the EKCH about ways to reduce head absorption of your home and improve water permeability and reduce runoff from impermeable exterior surfaces. These are simple but effective techniques to help create a climate-friendly home!
Dr. Ilona Hale spoke with EK Climate Hub about the climate impacts of the healthcare system and what we can all do to help. Dr Hale is a family physician at the Kimberley Medical Clinic and a researcher and assistant clinical professor with the UBC dept of family practice. Her research interests include anything related to prevention and health promotion particularly very early prevention of chronic disease during infancy and more recently she has been working on projects related to reducing the environmental impact of healthcare.
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.
*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.
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
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)
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.