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STEWARDSHIP | Conservation Society’s Green Events Project

STEWARDSHIP | Conservation Society’s Green Events Project

By Brianna van De Wijngaard– Earlier this year, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (aka CCCS) decided to revamp its Green Event hosting efforts. We wanted to create more incentive for folks to make their events, meetings, and parties more sustainable, and that’s because they’re the perfect venue for “lead by example” change-makers: people not only […]

COUNTRY LIVING | How and Why to Mulch Your Garden –The Ultimate in Garden Awesomeness

COUNTRY LIVING | How and Why to Mulch Your Garden –The Ultimate in Garden Awesomeness

By Brianna van de Wijngaard, Community Liaison, Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society —     Here at the Water Wise headquarters, in the basement of the Phoenix building, we’re always trying to find ways to decrease summer water use, because it increases so much in July and August—up to 50 per cent, compared to other months. […]

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Eight Steps to Creating  a Xeriscape Garden

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Eight Steps to Creating a Xeriscape Garden

By the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society —   Xeriscaping is the process of choosing plants which are compatible with the water conditions of a given area. Applying xeriscape principles to the landscape not only cuts down on water usage, but allows you to still enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance yard and garden. It doesn’t get much better […]

Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society | Humanity’s Fate and Biological  Diversity: Essential for our  well-being and a sustainable future

Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society | Humanity’s Fate and Biological Diversity: Essential for our well-being and a sustainable future

By Marg Evans, CCCS — May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993 to place a spotlight on biodiversity and its significance to our survival. The concerns are fragmentation, degradation, and changes in the composition of many ecosystems due to various pressures, including loss of habitat often […]

CONSERVATION | Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society | Water Footprints

CONSERVATION | Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society | Water Footprints

By Jenny Howell, CCCS — Williams Lake has done well with ‘direct’ water conservation over the last few years. Water consumption is now 20 per cent lower than pre-2006 levels; people understand the need to have short showers, turn off taps, and start planting drought hardy garden species to preserve our finite aquifer. So for […]

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Water Wise Reflections

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Water Wise Reflections

  By Jenny Howell, CCCS —   Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society | Here we are again at the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. The time to reflect and assess then look ahead and plan. For Water Wise that includes looking at the Williams Lake water records to see how […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | Changing Course

By Jenny Howell, CCCS — Going through some old magazines last week, I picked up a 2002 copy of Harper’s magazine, with an article by Tom Bissall about the demise of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake, half the size of England, and supported a thriving […]