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 collaboration, innovation, inclusiveness and diversity; balancing social, environmental and economic priorities to bring about positive change.  The Okanagan is a single unified watershed.  We are literally united by water.  

The cause of fostering earth stewardship can bring our communities closer together to develop creative solutions, embrace indigenous knowledge, and promote sustainable development.  We invite you to join us in this mission by sharing your stories, research papers and reports, providing events for our community calendar, and inviting citizens to participate in sustainability initiatives.

Connected Communities 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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