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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.
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 >
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
While the Sustainable Development Goals are often framed as a global agenda, the priorities outlined in the agenda often require…Read more >
Keeping Nature in our Future, ‘A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region’ (the Strategy) is an environmental policy framework that…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