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The New Battle for Vancouver Island

03.22.11 | Organizing, Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

Vancouver Islanders have a long and proud history of standing up for our home. The struggle to save Clayoquot Sound captured national attention and spawned dozens of other initiatives to protect the environment and people who live here. The sublime beauty of this island has inspired thousands of everyday people to make heroic efforts in […]

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One Conversation at a Time

03.22.11 | Organizer Profiles |  Karl Hardin

On a sunny Sunday afternoon this March, Stafford Richter knocked on doors in the federal swing riding of Esquimalt/Juan de Fuca along with a handful of other volunteers. He was there donating his time and energy to work with Dogwood’s Victoria organizer Celine Trojand, whose passion and dedication was one of the reasons he showed […]

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The Politics of Choosing

02.17.11 | Organizing, Strategy |  Will Horter

Historic Opportunity Nothing in the world is static. The second law of thermodynamics states that disorder in the universe always increases. Biological forces such as natural selection and competition for scarce resources compel organisms to evolve, transform themselves or risk being taken over. The same is true in politics. Politics belongs to those who organize […]

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Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

11.22.10 | No Tankers, Organizing |  Andrea MacDonald

They’re our go to team of critics and supporters. When we have updates, they are the first to know.  They get insider information and a more detailed analysis. They bike across Vancouver Island spreading the word about tankers. They hang banners and design posters. They canvass and set up tables in communities.  Who are they? […]

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Change Is Not Just a Click Away

11.22.10 | Actions, Commentary |  Will Horter

Activists, those of us who work to change the world from what it is to what we believe it should be, face enormous challenges: An economy obsessed with unsustainable growth; leaders promoting decisions which will inevitably result in catastrophic changes in climate that threaten civilization as we know it; Disparities in wealth; Access to wholesome […]

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A Summer of Outreach, A Lifetime of Lessons

09.16.10 | No Tankers, Organizing |  Andrea MacDonald

Looking Back on my No Tankers summer I’ve been a part of the climate movement and attended community outreach events for several years, but this was definitely a summer of learning, both as an organizer and as a member of the No Tankers team. Over the last four months Dogwood canvassers and organizers spoke with […]

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NoTankers: On the Path to Victory

08.06.10 | Actions, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

On July 26th, it became apparent that Enbridge – the same company that wants to bring two tar sands pipelines and 225 oil supertankers per year to the north coast of BC – was responsible for a crude oil spill of close to 4 million litres into a Michigan river. Dogwood Initiative sent out a […]

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Want an Oil Tanker Ban? Tell the Federal Liberals

06.03.10 | Actions, Let BC Vote |  Eric Swanson

Watch this video to get a sense of the historic ‘Solidarity Gathering of Nations’ event that took place in Kitimaat Village on May 29th. Then click here to write a letter to coastal members of parliament, and leadership with the Liberal Party of Canada asking for a permanent, legislated oil tanker ban for BC’s north […]

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