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.

 

British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?

On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.

City of Vancouver takes leadership on coal: highlights of yesterday’s hearing

Three business representatives and three climate stability advocates faced off before the Vancouver City Council to comment on the motion that City staff “report back on a bylaw to prevent...

Good idea for Canada? How Norway captures oil revenues to benefit Norwegians

Canada is one of the only jurisdictions in the world that allows private, foreign ownership of public oil resources. Norway has held more tightly to its public resources. With a world-class pension...

Cat killing birds? Put a bib on it

This cat's outfit prevents it from killing wild birds. But there are better ways: a must read for all cat lovers and owners who value wildlife.

LNG coming to BC, big and fast. Are you ready?

The LNG industry is bearing down on the province like high speed train and, according to Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, this is what the citizens of B.C. want, except for those few...

Rebuilding the wild salmon economy

“It’s a wild salmon economy here,” said Taylor Bachrach, the Mayor of Smithers, in describing the Bulkley Valley. “People fly here from all over the world in October and November to fly fish for...

Premier Clark opens her arms to LNG industry at Canada's first international LNG conference

Fifteen First Nations along the Pacific Trails Pipeline signed a benefits agreement with Apache and Shell oil companies worth up to $200 million and received a provincial loan for $32 million.

Premier Clark at LNG conference: BC will not be undersold

Premier Clark’s sense of urgency at the BC Province's LNG conference was similar to that of climate stability advocates – except that hers is for rapid deployment of the LNG industry. This is a...

The electric vehicle is ready. Are you?

EVs are associated with the attributes of intelligence, responsibility and power. So are they sexy yet?

University divestment from fossil fuels taking off: municipalities are next

At least two hundred and thirty US universities have student organizations devoted to convincing their administrations to divest from fossil fuels.