Posts by Don Gordon

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

06.07.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Don Gordon

Photo: Healthy oceans keep humans alive — destroy them and we destroy ourselves “Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent […]

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Creating a Legacy of Activism

04.11.16 | Commentary, Fundraising |  Don Gordon

Years ago, after dinner at a party in our home a dear friend asked if we had wills. We were both 37 with two small children and had never given a second thought to preparing a will – that was something for old people, or rich people, certainly not us. Our friend recounted his cautionary […]

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UVic Scuba Club raises nearly $4,000 for No Tankers campaign

05.06.12 | Fundraising, No Tankers |  Don Gordon

British Columbians treasure our coast, but most people’s knowledge of the ocean stops at the surface. What is less well known is that B.C. waters are among the most ecologically productive on Earth and are home to a vast diversity and abundance of marine life. In March, dozens of people got to spend some time […]

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Proceed with caution: conservation area ahead

10.31.11 | No Tankers |  Don Gordon

As a scuba diver, I get excited whenever our governments take measures to protect ocean habitats, so I was paying close attention during a recent announcement about a national marine conservation area for the South Georgia Strait, an area that encompasses the southern Gulf Islands and surrounding waters. The conservation area is still far from […]

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