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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

Aligning COVID-19 Recovery with Local Government Climate Action Practical Community-Scale Actions, Solutions and Strategies for BC Municipalities

This report was created to support local governments in sustaining climate action while creating jobs postpandemic. COVID-19 has had an…

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Community Toolkit for Rights of Nature

Earth Law Centre This Toolkit aims to concisely summarize the history, drivers, and results of the Rights of Nature movement…

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The Protective Value of Nature: A Review of the Effectiveness of Natural Infrastructure

Patty Glick, Emily Powell, Sara Schlesinger, Jessie Ritter, Bruce A. Stein, and Amanda Fuller The Protective Value of Nature summarizes…

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Okanagan

OSLC Submission to BC Government Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Plan

Recently the Government of British Columbia welcomed submissions as part of a public consultation on its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation…

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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