Apr 092019
2018-10-04  While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water, The Guardian

 Lengthy with good information, set in the international context of water shortages. == = = = = = = = =  = = = =  = = = Just 90 minutes from Toronto, residents of a First Nations community try to improve the water situation as the beverage company extracts from their land Alexandra Shimo […]

Mar 262019

https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/call-of-the-forest-the-forgotten-wisdom-of-trees Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.

Mar 042019

Dear Sandra, This month, B.C.’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change George Heyman is holding telephone town halls to talk about “CleanBC” and what a renewable future means in your community. We need people with progressive views to join the calls and speak up about why moving to renewables is essential to ensuring a […]

Feb 192019

Return to INDEX David writes: Below is an email I just sent to Lois Eaton on a recently published poll in the US. I thought the poll results relate directly to her presentations (on climate change) at our local councils. I think the implications for blocking water export are clear. People–even those on the right side […]

Feb 062019

Return to INDEX Excellent letter!  A request to support the Strathcona Resolution Offered for use as a Template. AVICC-Qualicum Many thanks to Julie: Here is the letter that has gone out to QB, Parksville council and the RDN (Regional District Nanaimo) board. If it can be passed onto other jurisdictions encouraging their local government to […]

Dec 152018

  Return to INDEX RELATED 2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (re “Strathcona resolution”) – – – – – – – – […]

Dec 122018
2014-05-22  Island glaciers will disappear in 25 years, scientist says,  Times Colonist

(I sent an email to the scientist, to try and find an update for 2019.  No response.) by  Sandra McCulloch All Vancouver Island glaciers, including the iconic Comox Glacier, will be gone within 25 years due to climate change says University of Victoria geography professor Dan Smith. “There are not many glaciers left,” Smith said. […]

Nov 272018
2018-11-26  Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada,  rabble.ca

Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada Brent Patterson As “Rebellion Day 2” took place in London, U.K. on November 24, Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups are proliferating rapidly across Canada. There are now Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups for Canada, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, as well as groups in Peterborough, Barrie, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Guelph, South Okanagan, Williams Lake, and Victoria. This is undoubtedly only a partial list of […]

Nov 182018
1982-10-28   United Nations "World Charter for Nature"

With the “World Charter for Nature” on 28 October 1982, the United Nations developed a code of conduct for the protection and preservation of global natural habitats and resources. The code established five “principles of conservation” by which all human conduct affecting nature should be guided and judged. It further emphasized that social and economic […]

Nov 072018

A Swedish teenager sets a ball rolling.  A youth in Sudbury catches it and throws it to us . . .    Great!   I’ve reserved  Friday, December 7 on my calendar.   With thanks to Dianne Rhodes: From: Cathy Orlando If this action resonates with you and your group members please circulate.   Please save […]