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Families, politicians and protectors join #StopTMX day of action

02.16.21 | Actions, Climate, General, No Tankers |  Dogwood

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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Our family’s resolution? Lose the carbon.

01.08.21 | Local Power, Organizing |  Guest Writer

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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Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age 

11.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Media |  Dogwood

November 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Democratic reform advocates are celebrating a vote by BC Federation of Labour delegates to support lowering the voting age in British Columbia. The resolution passed by a wide margin Thursday morning, making the BCFED the latest labour organization […]

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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy |  Dogwood

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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Climate activism in the COVID-19 pandemic

09.01.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Organizing |  Katia Bannister

Youth took to the streets in March 2019 to demand climate action. One year later, their activism looks very different. My name is Katia Bannister. I am a seventeen year-old youth climate activist, Vote16BC campaigner and community organizer in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. After months of reading about it online and hearing about […]

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Keeping Trans Mountain’s chainsaws at bay

08.10.20 | Actions, Campaigns, No Tankers, Organizing |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Hundreds of citizens support Dr. Tim Takaro’s treetop protest to protect the Brunette River forest On Day 6 of public health doctor Tim Takaro’s treetop protest, 200 citizens joined him in the forest near the Brunette River in Burnaby to learn more about this special place Trans Mountain wants to destroy, and support Dr. Takaro’s […]

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#StopHateForProfit

07.01.20 | Actions, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

Dogwood is pausing our spending on Facebook ads Facebook has a notorious reputation. It has undermined democracy through targeted (read: Black) voter suppression and facilitating a breeding ground for bots. It promotes climate change denialism and has been weaponized by white supremacists. It has misrepresented how it manages users’ data. Make no mistake. None of […]

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