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We deserve the facts!

02.15.14 | Beyond Coal, Organizing |  Laura Benson

Over the past year Dogwood Initiative has been part of an ever-growing grassroots movement to protect our health and communities from the threat of expanded coal exports. We are now part of a powerful network of environmental and community groups that has forced Port Metro Vancouver to respond to public concerns over the U.S. coal […]

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The No Tankers movement could change politics in B.C. forever

01.24.14 | Actions, Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Sir Winston Churchill In December when the federal review panel announced their recommendation to approve Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal I was disappointed, but not surprised. I always knew it would come down to a political decision. Still, […]

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The first steps of organizing

01.24.14 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Strategy |  Lyndsey Easton

If enough British Columbians pledge to sign up their friends, family and neighbours, it will be politically disastrous for Premier Clark if she does not stand up for B.C. against risky oil tanker proposals. That’s because together, we’ll have the people-power necessary to organize the hundreds of thousands of people across the province required to […]

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Frequently asked questions about Dogwood’s new strategy

12.19.13 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Karl Hardin

What exactly is the plan I’m being asked to support? Dogwood is planning a two-step process to prepare for a potential citizen’s initiative to give British Columbians decision-making power over crude oil tanker and pipeline projects in our province. If 8,481 British Columbians organize their friends, family and neighbours to stop an increase in crude […]

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The revolution will be organized

11.04.13 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Not long ago comedian Russell Brand took a crack at guest editing the New Statesman, a UK-based political magazine. His subsequent interview with BBC’s Jeremy Paxman saturated my social media feed. He definitely struck a chord with people under thirty – a generation experiencing the widest income inequalities in decades. His message, dripping with self-deprecating […]

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Bringing British Columbians together one conversation at a time

08.23.13 | Organizer Profiles |  Lyndsey Easton

The movement to put British Columbians’ interests before corporate interests never rests and one-on-one conversations are its lifeblood. While many British Columbians were on vacation this summer, summer canvassers Arie Ross and Alain Ndayishimiye have been hard at work hitting the streets in a continued effort to protect our coast – funded by generous donations […]

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Not Barack Obama, but close

07.26.13 | Organizing |  Eric Swanson

It’s a Friday afternoon and I’m walking into the visitor centre of Vancouver’s Van Dusen botanical gardens, a building whose unique, undulating curves of wood were inspired by the shape of an orchid’s leaves. One of the gardens’ fundraisers describes the building as an “entryway into a world of knowledge.” It’s an appropriately descriptive phrase. […]

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Taking the leap: Election team captain dishes on her experience

06.26.13 | Election - BC 2013, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

I’ve always loved nature, but in my home of the U.K. we’ve pretty much removed all the wilderness we had, including 90 per cent of the forest and all of the large mammals except deer. When I moved to B.C. in 2011 to experience the big outdoors on a working holiday visa, I couldn’t believe […]

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