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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.
The Council has identified the following priority initiatives, which are core to its mission, vision and values.
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…Learn about Zero Waste Valley >
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…Learn about Intelligent OKGN >
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…Learn about Connected Communities >
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?Learn about Healthy Ecosystems >
“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
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About the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project Strengthening regional food systems is often proposed to address many of our food system’s…Read more >
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…Read more >
Earth Law Centre This Toolkit aims to concisely summarize the history, drivers, and results of the Rights of Nature movement…Read more >
Patty Glick, Emily Powell, Sara Schlesinger, Jessie Ritter, Bruce A. Stein, and Amanda Fuller The Protective Value of Nature summarizes…Read more >
"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