Aug 132019
 
2019-08-12  Public far ahead of politics on climate emergency, National Observer, Seth Klein

By Seth Klein in Opinion Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to a crowd in British Columbia on July 28, 2019. Photo by CPC Last month, as part of the research for a book I am writing on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency, I commissioned an extensive national public opinion poll from Abacus Data. The full results […]

Jun 082019
 

I remember posting: On Friday, November 2, 2018, a youth in Sudbury, Ontario was the first youth in the Western Hemisphere to join Greta’s #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike. (11-year-old Sophia Mathur is the Sudbury youth.) I wanted Greta’s and Sophia’s actions to have meaning.   But I didn’t have a lot of confidence in North America.   I wondered […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-05-23  Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too,  SEPT 20.  The Guardian

We can’t stave off global heating by ourselves. Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists School students protest against the climate crisis in Melbourne, May 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Tomorrow, schoolchildren and students will be out on the streets again, in huge numbers, in 150 countries, […]

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 details moved to bottom.  Edited 2019-11-01) SUBMISSION TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE December 15, 2018   TO:   House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade c/o  Clerk, Ms. Christine LaFrance  CIIT  < @ >  parl.gc.ca COMMITTEE CHAIR:  MP  Mark Eyking;  VICE-CHAIR  MP Dean Allison;  VICE-CHAIR  MP  Tracey Ramsey; COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  MP […]