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David Jenkins speaks to Global News

OSLC Provides Input into Proposed Changes to Kelowna’s Official Community Plan: McKinley Beach Proposal

August 17, 2021

(From Global News) David Jenkins is imploring Kelowna city council to be extremely diligent when considering McKinley Beach’s latest development proposal. “You should like upon it like the Trojan Horse,” Jenkins told Global News. Jenkins, an OSLC Board member, says the group vehemently opposes the latest development application by McKinley Beach to the City of Kelowna. “This goes completely in the…

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OSLC Featured in new documentary: Building Okanagan Resiliency Utilizing Natural Assets

May 20, 2021

On October 21, 2020, the Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council partnered with Entrepreneurship@UBCO to premier the documentary “Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency Utilizing Natural Assets”.  We also co-hosted the first virtual Leadership Forum event of the year, “Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency”, in partnership with City of Kelowna, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, Okanagan Basin Water Board, Lawson Lundell, City of Gibsons,…

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Should Lakes Have Rights?

May 16, 2020

The Okanagan Valley is a spectacular vista of rounded hills, distant mountains, sparkling waters, and a unique ecosystem for human and non-human life to adapt and thrive. Despite its apparent permanence, the Valley and the Lake are fragile and vulnerable ecosystems experiencing accelerating pressures from unsustainable patterns of settlement, travel, and economic development. The Valley is vulnerable to insect damage,…

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: A Way Ahead for Everyone

December 4, 2019

After the upheavals of the 2008 world economic depression and the realization of increasing environmental, social, and economic stresses, societies agreed that the world needed renewal and hope.  So in 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related…

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The Value of a Ditch

December 4, 2019

The Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council recently hosted a series of talks from Emanuel Machado, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Gibsons, BC and the Chair of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI). In this talk, we learned of the progress being made by the Town of Gibsons towards ‘valuing ditches’. The Town of Gibsons was the first North American…

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Connecting the Okanagan Communities

July 26, 2019

Several months ago, the idea was born to find ways of bringing Okanagan communities together to follow local news and events, share success stories, and inspire people to take action on the issues that matter to them. As a team, we at the Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council could see that there were already deepening networks of people who cared about…

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