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Kill Bill C-51, choose courage, Canada: opinion
In my opinion, Bill C-51 is not a response to terror. This bill is "fear itself." Across Canada on March 14, Canadians will come out to show courage and strength and protest Bill C-51.
Mar 6th, 2015
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
Divestment may protect from 40-60% overvaluation of fossil fuel stock
Kitsilano Pool underwater: a growing number of cities want to divest from their own destruction
May 3rd, 2013
About "ethical" funds and the power of divestment
This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the New Economy Summit at UBC, a conference seeking to “contribute to the growing citizen movement for a socially just and ecologically...
Apr 9th, 2013
Over 40,000 gather for Forward on Climate Keystone XL protest, 350.org says
People on Twitter are calling 'Forward on Climate' the most fun rally they've ever seen. "This is what democracy looks like," Sierra Club tweeted. Over 40,000 people gathered on the freezing...
Feb 18th, 2013
Oil sands future hangs in the balance as thousands rally on Sunday against Keystone XL this weekend in Washington
Organizers hope the gathering will be large enough to create a movement
Feb 14th, 2013
Are Canada’s environmental elders backing down from the fight?
Recent blogs from environmental leaders like David Suzuki cast an ominous shadow on the decades-old green movement. Will the new generation overcome?
May 28th, 2012
350.org's anonymous oil sands photo highlights worker struggles
An anonymous oil sands employee shares a vision for a clean energy future, suggesting workers in the industry do their jobs because don't have a choice. Not everyone agrees.
May 18th, 2012
Thirteen arrested blocking BNSF coal train in White Rock
Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Mark Jaccard was among those arrested for blocking a coal train in White Rock.
May 5th, 2012
Bill McKibben and First Nations lead, as 2,000 march in Vancouver, BC against Enbridge
Mar 26th, 2012