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Plan B: Decarbonize

04.16.21 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed | 

We can’t wait for our leaders to save us. We have to get off fossil fuels. The year was 1994. I was finishing a Bachelor’s of Science degree and chose climate change for my final paper in fourth-year physical geography. I don’t recall the grade I got, but what I learned solidified my determination to […]

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Victoria draws the line against Trans Mountain

03.30.21 | Actions, No Tankers | 

South Islanders draw a symbolic red line to say NO to the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker project Guest post by Dogwood volunteer Lynn Taylor While the rest of us have had our hands tied by the COVID-19 pandemic, Trans Mountain has been pressing ahead with construction. Though only a fraction of pipe has […]

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What could it mean to decolonize “British Columbia”?

03.25.21 | In Depth, Indigenous rights, Strategy | 

Until we reckon with our history of violence and land theft, B.C. will struggle to solve the big problems we face today. In the mid-1850s American miners kidnapped Stó:lō children on the Fraser River to use as slaves, many of whom died. Then the prospectors began to shoot men, women and children to clear the […]

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The urgent battle to decarbonize B.C.

03.16.21 | Climate, Organizing, Strategy, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Time for emergency measures, at every level of society, to burn less oil and gas “Our government is working hard every day to build real climate action into everything we do,” Premier John Horgan wrote in fall 2019. That was after more than 100,000 youth climate strikers brought downtown Vancouver to a standstill. “I feel […]

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Families, politicians and protectors join #StopTMX day of action

02.16.21 | Actions, Climate, General, No Tankers, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Communities take a stand along the Trans Mountain pipeline route and online on Family Day Trans Mountain recently announced that it was re-starting construction after an extended shut-down. Alongside this project’s devastating climate impacts and Indigenous rights violations, pipeline construction threatens land, water and neighbourhoods across B.C. — including 1308 trees slated to be chopped […]

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Old growth trees cleared for Site C dam reservoir

02.16.21 | Climate, General, Local Power, Op-Ed | 

While the controversial project sits in limbo, BC Hydro inflicts irreversible damage Guest post by Ken Boon Premier Horgan is spending $3 million a day of our money on Site C dam construction while we all wait for the latest report on whether the sinking foundation problem can even be fixed. In fact, with more […]

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If I can’t be a child, I want the rights of an adult

01.20.21 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, General | 

Society considers me a woman at the age of seventeen, I want my voting rights to reflect that Working with the Vote 16 BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C., I hear from a lot of people with a diversity of opinions – on both sides of the debate. And debaters from both […]

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Our family’s resolution? Lose the carbon.

01.08.21 | Local Power, Organizing | 

Working with neighbours made it easier to start decarbonizing our household. We’re planning to be fossil free by 2025. Join us! Guest blog by Kyla Gowenlock My name is Kyla. I live in suburban Kelowna. I’m a working mom in a middle class family with a mortgage, a car and all the bills that come […]

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