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Are you concerned about Kelowna’s sincere action on climate change? Do you want to do something about it? Send us your name and email address and you will be invited to our next KCC zoom meeting. Feel free to engage in our discussions or just listen to get a feel as to what we are all about.
KCC not for you? That’s okay. We encourage you to find the community that is the best fit for you. Take a look at our Green Links and find your community.
As part of the nationwide Climate Hub network, the Okanagan Climate Hub is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that unites individuals, youth leaders, and organizations throughout the Okanagan for effective, cooperative action on climate change.
The rapid growth of our city is resulting in the loss of many of our mature trees, trees that beautify our neighbourhoods and do so much to keep our city healthy. Kelowna Tree Protectors is working in various ways to create an understanding of the importance of each tree in our urban forest, and the commitment for our tree canopy to be protected, preserved and expanded. Science tell us that trees are a significant part of the solution for climate change and a high priority should be placed on all our green neighbours. You can reach us via Facebook and Instagram and via Kelownatreeprotectors@gmail.com. Visit us at kelownatreeprotectors.ca
In response to the unprecedented threats posed by climate change, the UBC Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030) puts the university on an accelerated path to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years.
This is UBC Okanagan’s first Climate Action Plan (UBCO CAP 2030) developed by the Okanagan campus to address the growing climate emergency and accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from campus operations and extended (indirect) sources. This Plan outlines an ambitious path of GHG emission reductions for the campus, while also providing a platform for teaching, learning and research through Campus as a Living Lab initiatives that address the climate imperative.
Stewardship is the act of taking care of fish and wildlife habitat by people like you. We all care for the land and nature so that they thrive. We help people and communities to be stewards of the land and nature.
A Partnership of Organizations & Government
Focused on conservation issues in the Okanagan basin of British Columbia, Canada.
A Hub of Information & Resources
Helping our community take action to improve environmental protection in the Okanagan.
Fridays For Future Kelowna is a youth-led climate action group active on traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. We strive to be a supportive community for youth (< 35 years old) who want to be involved in action for climate justice in so-called Kelowna. We meet weekly, and work in collaboration and solidarity with various local groups and national campaigns. We would love to get to know you at one of our meetings! Instagram: @FridaysForFuture.Kelowna
The OTA envisions a publicly-managed transit system for the Okanagan that is safe, sustainable, accessible, and community-driven, and that will meet the transportation needs of this growing region. We are an alliance of Kelowna citizens, transit workers, climate actors, students and many more - join us!
Public - Public transit should be accountable to the community it serves through transparent and responsible.
Accessible - Public transit should be reliable, inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to everyone without barriers, including financial barriers.
Community-driven - Public transit should be focused on collaboratively serving the needs of our diverse community, first and foremost.
Organized in 2015 by local elders and leaders, First Things First Okanagan (FTFO) is a non-profit under the British Columbia Societies Act with the mandate to educate Okanagan communities on global warming and to promote and organize for the actions that will help build a sustainability society. Using a broad range of activities, including school programs, speaker’s series, alternate energy symposia, sponsorship of election debates, lobbying of local, provincial and federal politicians, art based events and more, FTFO has delivered the message that climate change is real, but together we can make the changes that will leave a better world for future generations.
South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) is a partnership initiative that brings together a wide array of government and non-government organizations, indigenous cultural and academic institutions and others under one umbrella to conserve the region’s unique species and spaces. Founded in the year 2000, there are now fifty SOSCP partners working collectively to conserve nature in one of the most biologically diverse and at-risk areas of Canada.