Posts from ‘Organizing’ - Page 12

North Shore teams talk strategy, gear up for election

08.05.15 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By guest writer Sandy Rubin I have been volunteering with Dogwood for close to 2 years. I love the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, biking and camping – and want to make sure our beautiful environment is protected and preserved. I am very concerned about climate change and decided that rather than complain about it I […]

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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

07.20.15 | Actions, Commentary, Election - Canada 2015, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pick up the local paper in Parksville a […]

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The evolution of an activist

07.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Dogwood volunteer Lorisa Schouela. Originally printed in Common Ground. One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, […]

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The Week to End Enbridge

07.02.15 | Actions, Commentary, News, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

50+ community events with Pull Together in support of First Nations legal challenges to the Northern Gateway pipeline. Our Dogwood community had a jam packed week in support of this amazing effort from Sierra Club BC and RAVEN. [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “The Week to End Enbridge” on Storify</a>]

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Standing strong in solidarity across the border: celebrating the Salish Sea with the Lummi nation

06.09.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, the Longview coal terminal, and the Fraser Surrey Docks have steep opposition across the border from First Nations and concerned citizens who are united in saying no to increased coal exports through coastal ports – we’re not going away and we stand together to oppose these projects. On […]

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What do you do to prevent more oil spills?

04.17.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Christina Smethurst

One week ago Vancouver residents woke up to the news that a grain freighter at anchor had leaked bunker fuel into English Bay. No reason to panic, right? Conditions were sunny and calm, there was hardly a breeze: a golden opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate its “world-leading” spill response. It’s pretty clear now […]

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Grumpy cat says ‘Keep that crap outta my sewer’

04.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

Well folks, this has truly never happened before… Concerned citizens were invited to provide input on a wastewater permit application for the proposed coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks. As you know, there has been overwhelming public concern about the project: from health officials to First Nations to municipal governments – not to mention 49,639 […]

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Sooke goes face to face with Kinder Morgan

04.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Kinder Morgan has been on the road lately ┬ádoling out money to communities that would be affected by their pipeline project . They found no buyers in Sooke. “Go home, you’re not welcome in our town,” was the unequivocal message┬ádelivered by a polite but passionate crowd during the April 7 open house put on by […]

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