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The 5th annual tarsands healing walk: together we will heal the land and stop the...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 29, 2014

It was a walk of prayer and healing. It was a walk to heal the land, a walk to heal ourselves and a walk to give the earth the strength to resist the damage that is being done to it. Once a year for the past 5-years we have...

Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014

Image | June 27, 2014 at 12:00

For the fifth year, First Nations peoples, tar sands community members and environmental advocates will come together for a 20km walk through the tar sands. The walk is a chance to see tar sands destruction first hand, but more importantly to...

Absolutely electrifying!

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | June 26, 2014

“Absolutely electrifying!”  When the Grand Chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs describes a court ruling that way, you know it’s going to be a good day. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip so happy because the Supreme Court of Canada...

Dear future Alberta Premier: the time to start transitioning to renewables is now.

Blog entry by mhudema | June 25, 2014

A few days ago I wrote an op/ed for the Edmonton Journal. You can read it here : After writing it I felt I left a few things out. I’ve decided to revamp it a little and post the full version. Please read and share.   In...

Harper just picked a fight he can’t win

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 17, 2014 3 comments

Stephen Harper has chosen to approve Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline, despite the overwhelming opposition of the people of British Columbia, over 130 First Nations and the B.C. government itself. Throwing...

Resolute’s transparency crisis over its operations in Canada’s forests

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | June 12, 2014

This week, The Nation (an aboriginal news magazine for the Cree and James Bay) released an in-depth exposé on Resolute’s ‘face-off’ over its suspended  Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates , the benchmark for responsible...

Canada and Australia: working together to thwart action on climate

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 10, 2014 2 comments

Just when I think the Canadian government can’t embarrass us anymore our Prime Minister opens his mouth again. Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Abbott from Australia spoke about climate change. (Please take all...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 10, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

Pattison's Climate Double Standard: Chooses Denial Over Solutions

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 9, 2014 1 comment

A few years ago we tried to put up a billboard. The billboard said, “When there’s a huge solar spill. It’s just called a nice day. Green jobs, not more oil spills.” It wasn’t the raciest of billboards, in fact, some might call it...

Podcast: Gardening! How to do it without killing the planet

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 7, 2014

I was beginning to give up hope, then spring arrived. When I saw flowers budding I also saw gardeners everywhere. Clutching spades, yanking out the dead plants, raking madly. Let the planting begin!  I would not self describe as a...

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