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The Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council is a not-for-profit BC Society dedicated to protecting and restoring our natural ecosystems while building healthy, resilient, connected communities throughout the Valley.

KEY INITIATIVES

The Council has identified the following priority initiatives, which are core to its mission, vision and values.

Country Road

Zero Waste Valley

The purpose of this initiative is to develop programs and initiate projects throughout the Valley that can utilize the organic and inorganic waste currently being burned or buried in our landfills and turn it into commercially viable products. Forest waste…

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City by Lake with Bridge

Intelligent OKGN

The purpose of this initiative is to promote the values of connectivity, shared mobility, social equity and resource efficiency in the planning and development of our region.  It was launched on October 10, 2019 at a leadership conference organized by…

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Group Hugging

Connected Communities

From our very first planning sessions, the OSLC believed that it was essential to involve community activists, civic leaders, researchers and academicians, business and industry partners, and First Nations representatives in our mission. We vowed to foster a culture of…

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Okanagan

Healthy Ecosystems

The Okanagan is a unique zone of ecological wealth and biodiversity, but it is increasingly challenged by rapid growth and climate change. How can we incorporate best practices and indigenous knowledge to protect and restore our valuable ecosystems?

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“Ecology and economy are two sides of the same golden coin. We don’t need to flip it, we need to save it for future generations.”

- David Saltman, Chairman
Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Resources

Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid the Climate Crisis

Universities or other institutions wanting to better support community wellbeing in relation to the climate crisis can now draw upon…

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Emerging Economy Task Force Final Report – March 2020

Background (from preface): “We were given a unique mandate to examine the current state of B.C.’s economy and provide analysis…

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Marking the Way: How Legislating Climate Milestones Clarifies Pathways to Long-Term Goals

Report by Canadian Institute for Climate Choices sets down how “climate accountability frameworks can help bridge the gap between medium-…

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Leading Economists: Green Coronavirus Recovery also Better for Economy

New research, based on interviews with more than 200 economists and economic officials, suggests that spending money on climate-friendly “green”…

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Doug Gilchrist

"I am fully supportive, and in fact, excited about the work of the Okanagan Sustainable Leadership Council. As we prepare for a dynamic future and take action on sustaining our valley, it will be through meaningful partnerships that the largest gains will be realized.”

Doug Gilchrist, City Manager – City of Kelowna