About  Us

Shuswap Climate Action

Shuswap Climate Action was conceived in the fall of 2019 after a federal election in Canada when climate and the environment were top election issues. Greta Thunberg and the 2019 climate strikes being held globally inspired by her, were in the media headlines. Some concerned citizens in the North Okanagan and Shuswap (Salmon Arm) area of British Columbia wanted to keep the momentum going, so we came together to begin planning events and projects to keep the issue before the public. But more than that, the group wanted to educate and support climate action at the local level in the community. The plan was to hold a one-day seminar in Salmon Arm in the spring of 2020. Then Covid-19 hit! This has not deterred us. Our website is intended to provide educational information and community support for all things climate-related with a focus on regional issues and concerns.

 

Please feel free to contact us shuswap.climate@telus.net to let us know what you think, sign up for our newsletter on our website, follow us on Facebook, and Instagram, share your ideas and find out more about what climate change may look like in our region and your community. Our articles and resources pages offer what experts are saying on climate science, what local residents and governments are doing to address climate change, and provide tips on what you personally can do in the face of climate change.

Our Sister Organization

Armstrong/Spallumcheen Climate Action

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The beautiful City of Armstrong, BC.

Do you feel anxious about the record-breaking heat, raging fires and oppressive smoke we suffered this summer? Do events around the world that forewarn of intensifying climate catastrophes scare you? Do you feel helpless to do anything about it?

We did too. So, we started a group to turn those feelings of helplessness and hopelessness into action. We have joined forces with another non-profit, community sister organization Shuswap Climate Action, to form Armstrong/Spallumcheen Climate Action.

We are a group of concerned, compassionate, fun people who want to affect change to mitigate (reduce our emissions) and prepare for (adapt to) climate change both locally and globally. Working together collaboratively, we appreciate input from all members. Through group discussions we focus on a few topics and decide what specific actions we can take. New ideas are welcome. Do you have a vision? An idea? In this group you can step up and organize events and work on matters that are important to you.

 

The group facilitator, Mikaela Cannon, co-ordinates meetings and ensures each person’s voice is heard. If you want more information and/or details of our next event/meeting, contact: Mikaela Cannon, email: mikicannon@gmail.com