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Carrie Saxifrage is the Vancouver Observer's sustainability reporter.
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.
Aug 27th, 2014
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.
Aug 21st, 2014
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?
Jul 24th, 2014
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?
Jul 16th, 2014
I got a book contract! And I bet you can, too.
A lot of friendship and mentoring went into "The Big Swim," which will be published by New Society Publishers in February, 2015.
Jun 30th, 2014
Why did union reps mislead the public in their controversial op-ed on the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal proposal?
China doesn't see a future in coal generated electricity and this is reshaping the global market.
Dec 1st, 2013
UBC Students Prepare for Saturday's Climate Rally
UBC Forestry student Cohen Hocking takes hope from how quickly his parents changed their mind on climate and pipelines. "I'm hopeful that broad change can happen fast," he said.
Nov 14th, 2013
Carbon Talks: is climate change the elephant in the room for BC's LNG?
Some are skeptical of provincial and gas industry claims that B.C. must be flexible in its own climate goals to benefit global climate efforts.
Oct 30th, 2013
Hundreds protest against Port Metro Vancouver for closed door decision making” on proposed coal port
"Why do want to escalate health care costs and give asthma to our children for a few jobs?" a physician at the rally asked.
Oct 27th, 2013
Is Port’s expansion of coal infrastructure a high-risk gamble?
Land use plan gives rare chance for public input
Oct 15th, 2013