Carrie Saxifrage

Carrie Saxifrage is the author of The Big Swim, a collection of nonfiction stories centered on community in the age of climate change to be released in February by New Society Books.  Ruth Ozeki has called The Big Swim, "utterly delightful - a laugh out-loud, moving book I will share with people everywhere I go."  Carrie Saxifrage was the Sustainability Reporter for The Vancouver Observer for four years, before moving on to a career as a book writer.

 

BC’s Caribou Recovery Plan.

BC’s Caribou Recovery Plan: do we want caribou as a species to exist?

We need to stop the bleeding and address the underlying problem, which began with disturbances in lower-elevation forests.
BC has cut fossil fuel use and maintained a strong economy

Canadians are ready for carbon pricing, politicians not so much: experts

Politicians remember all too well the lambasting Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion took in 2008 when he proposed a carbon price. But evidence shows that times have changed, and so has Canada.

National Energy Board panel’s assurances to Tsawout First Nation ring false

Tsawout Chief Underwood welcomed the NEB panel and elders of his First Nation to the final day of intervener hearings on the Trans Mountain pipeline

First Nations: NEB Kinder Morgan process unconstitutional

Squamish Chief Ian Campbell detailed First Nations objections to the NEB's hearings on the Trans Mountain pipeline

National Energy Board hears First Nations testimony on Kinder Morgan pipeline

National Energy Board concludes 21 days of oral history testimony on the Trans Mountain pipeline, while Squamish Chief Ian Campbell says Crown has failed in constitutional duties.

A taste of Burnaby Mountain: mud, climate change, and history in the making

Each day the protest Burnaby Mountain recreates itself. There are consistencies: deep mud, moments of confusion, courage, grace, tears in the eyes and a sense that history is being made.
Swimming and climate change meet again

The Big Swim: Book titles, covers and more big swimming

The summer’s poetry lay in deciding on a cover and title for my climate book The Big Swim while planning a new “big swim” to raise money for a climate adaptation project.
Endurance sports: Swimming, writing and getting published

Negotiating a book contract: free books and a pony

These articles on getting published are intended to encourage you with YOUR book by taking you through my ups and downs as a first time author.
The Big Swim will be published in February, 2015

Publisher accepts climate book The Big Swim: Sometimes dreams really do come true

Sometimes dreams really do come true, like having New Society Publishers accept my climate book for publication. And then what?
"The Big Swim" will be published in February, 2015.

Getting my book on climate change published: Nerves in patterns on a screen

The emotional landscape of trying to get published surprised me: why was I more anxious about a publisher accepting my manuscript than about it being rejected?