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Building a Solar Dream in a Tar Sands Nightmare

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | September 23, 2015

After dealing with three decades of intensive oil, gas, logging, fracking and tar sands exploitation in our homeland, my community of Little Buffalo decided to forge a new future and become powered by the sun.   First Nation...

VIDEO: A Cree First Nation fights to save its land from industrial logging

Blog entry by Marie Moucarry | September 21, 2015

In collaboration with the Waswanipi Cree First Nation, Greenpeace launches a video today that tells the story of how a small Cree community is fighting to protect its ancestral land from industrial logging. Located close to James...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 21, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

The poetry and prose of 100% renewable energy for all

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 21, 2015

Working on The Leap manifesto over the last few months with a group of thinkers and activists brought together by Naomi Klein, I alternated between thinking “Yes – that is what I’ve meant to say all these years” and “That’s a great...

Globe election debate misses reality that not every economy is compatible with a...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 18, 2015

Energy and environment is at the core of Canada’s economic debate, but our politicians are still avoiding the tough questions on climate change – which is a far greater threat to our economy than any downturn in the price of oil. ...

Boreal forest: Cree struggle to save the Broadback goes global

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | September 15, 2015

Giant banner deployed by the Waswanipi Cree First Nation on the shore of Quénonisca lake near the Broadback valley.    One of the last intact forests in Quebec has been making headlines. All this thanks to the Cree Nation of...

This election, let’s change the politics not the climate

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 14, 2015

We need your help. When it comes to climate change, our politics suffers from a failure of the imagination. A failure to imagine what an equal, just and sustainable world might look like. But you can help us change that. ...

Podcast: How to Change the World (is a terrific film)

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | September 4, 2015

In 1971, a small group of pot smoking, headband wearing, anti Vietnam war, change -the- world -hippies, set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission: to stop President Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka,...

Darlington: It’s Not Worth the Risk

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | September 3, 2015 6 comments

We can’t expect our elected officials to make good decisions when key information is being hidden from them. And when that involves nuclear safety, millions are at risk. Sometime this Fall, Premier Kathleen Wynne will be asked to...

On Sept. 13th, join me on the Ride for Renewables!

Blog entry by Kirsten Dahl | September 2, 2015

On Sept. 13th, I will ride along with scores of other concerned citizens from Ontario’s oldest nuclear power plant (Pickering) to its newest (Darlington). I hope that you, too, will join us . We’re doing this to send a...

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