Climate Change and The West Kootenays

greg-utzig_climate-change_02On Friday, March 7th, over 100 people gathered at Yasodhara Ashram for a presentation by conservation ecologist, Greg Utzig.

Greg presented root causes and implications of climate change, and then focused on the vulnerability to the changing climate of ecosystems in the West Kootenays. The group discussed solutions, including less dependence on fossil fuels, building ecosystem resilience and applying active adaptive management.

One attendee said, “It was a fantastically informative evening. I learned about the latest research in a way that was easy to understand. And I heard practical suggestions, specific to our area, that will help us respond to climate change.”

Yasodhara Ashram is deeply committed to sustainable environmental practices, including reducing our carbon footprint. We want to ensure that the Ashram is resilient and we want to inspire others like us, who wish to leave the world better than we found it.

Listen to Greg’s CBC Radio West interview.

Read the “Guide to East Shore Energy Sources” prepared by Eva Snyder, a Yoga Development Course graduate, recent Karma Yogi and Ashram friend. Learn about new technology, possibilities in our natural surroundings and renewable energy.


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