Bringing Our Food System Home: Report on the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project

About the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project Strengthening regional food systems is often proposed to address many of our food system’s challenges. However, there is a lack of data-driven information about the of economic, environmental, and social benefits and trade-offs of regional food systems. The Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project provides this information to local governments and communities to support dialogue,…

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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 enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of British Columbians, with many aspects of community and economic life shuttered to minimize human contact in order to slow the spread of the virus, resulting in a major economic downturn. At the…

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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 in U.S. communities. We hope it will provide useful guidance as you consider expanding the protection of your local ecosystems and species. The content of this Toolkit includes: • Brief history of Rights of Nature • How does Rights of…

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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 the latest science on the effectiveness of natural infrastructure in lowering the risks to communities from weather- and climate-related hazards—benefits that we often describe as “natural defenses.” Over the past two decades, the body of research evaluating and quantifying the…

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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 Plan. OSLC prepared its submission with an indigenous worldview in mind. Okanagan Valley communities are located on the occupied territory of the Syilx and Splatsin peoples who have lived here sustainably for millennia, in harmony with the land, the water…

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