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

Keeping Nature in our Future A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region

Keeping Nature in our Future, ‘A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region’ (the Strategy) is an environmental policy framework that…

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5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy

From the world Resources Institute: Governments and businesses are sitting on a massive opportunity to lessen their climate impact and…

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Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid the Climate Crisis

Universities or other institutions wanting to better support community wellbeing in relation to the climate crisis can now draw upon…

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Emerging Economy Task Force Final Report – March 2020

Background (from preface): “We were given a unique mandate to examine the current state of B.C.’s economy and provide analysis…

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