Ben West Feed en Empowering local alternatives is the next essential #PeoplesClimate mobilization What an amazing weekend. It was so empowering&nbsp;watching the livestream&nbsp;of the estimated 400,000 people on the streets of New York&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;morning marching for action on climate...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:13:00 +0000 Ben West 19745 at Do Kinder Morgan and Shell’s Canadian reps really support moving beyond fossil fuel? The argument used by Kinder Morgan seems to me designed to obscure the real consequences of building new tar sands export pipelines.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:27:00 +0000 Ben West 16793 at Kinder Morgan an odd choice for local green business event I’m more than a little surprised at the choice of&nbsp;Kinder Morgan’s Canadian&nbsp;president Ian Anderson as the keynote speaker for Thursday’s Surrey Board of Trade luncheon honouring...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:11:00 +0000 Ben West 16455 at BC Election: voting for the people and the planet Last week Van Jones, the founder of the green jobs advocacy group Green for All, was arrested at a rally organized to protest against a major American coal company. What's interesting about this is...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary BC election 2013 environment Tue, 14 May 2013 01:15:00 +0000 Ben West 15315 at Burning garbage is unsustainable and unimaginative Last week, B.C. took a big step away from sustainability when Environment Minster Terry Lake rubber-stamped a plan to build a gigantic “mass burn” waste incinerator. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Opinion Environment burning garbage Ecosystems Environment Minister Terry Lake EPR extended producer responsibility garbage health waste incinerators Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:15:00 +0000 Ben West 8174 at