Volunteer opportunities in Nelson - West Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada

Join the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Nelson - West Kootenay Chapter

Nelson & West Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada
CCL members Dona Grace Campbell, Anni Holtby and Judeth Betts preparing the "Parachutes for the Planet" booth in Nelson BC.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. 

Our chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.

The local chapter, founded in early 2014, now has about 30 active members and 100's of additional community supporters.

Some of our accomplishments since we formed:

-Launched a Youth Parliamentary petition on climate action that MP's Richard Cannings and Wayne Stetski presented multiple times to the House of Commons

-Organized all-candidates forums for federal elections

-Presented to the Standing Committee on the Environment in Ottawa

-Annual BC Lobbying in Victoria, meeting with MLAs from all parties

-100's of letters written to MPs and MLAs in letter writing events throughout our region

-Published 100's of Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds in newspapers across Canada

-Numerous outreach events including presentations to: city councils, schools, churches, physicians and Selkirk College students

-Created and co-led several well attended 6-week Climate Discussion Series 

-Information Tables for Earth Day, Nelson's Green Home Show, Canada Day and others

-Supported Fridays for Future at several large Climate Strikes

-Produced a bi-weekly radio series called Climate of Change on Kootenay Co-op Radio, creating over 40 episodes, which aired on 6 other stations in BC.

-Collaborated with:  Mir Centre for Peace, West Kootenay EcoSociety, Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce to organize a well attended 3-part Forum Series on Divestment/Investment

-Expanded CCL BC from 2 to 6 active chapters and offered Climate Advocacy Training in 4 other BC communities

-Spearheaded Canada's participation in Parachutes for the Planet, holding many local parachute making events and displaying over 30 parachutes at the Parliament Building in Victoria

-Shifting Ground: Kaslo Art & Climate Series of events and speakers

-Training for members: Lobbying, Storytelling, LTE writing, Climate Advocacy

-Giving numerous presentations to diverse groups in our region

-Presented Open Letter to Minister Mungall on elimination of fossil fuel subsidies: obtained support from most local governments

-Hosted MLA Sonia Fursteneau

-Prepared Resolution on fossil fuel subsidies for BC NDP 2019 Convention 

-Our chapter leader Laura Sacks, won the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Award 2019 which supports women environmental activists

-Fun Chapter Potluck Dinners!




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