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.

 

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?
Books beget books beget books

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.