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It's time Alberta took off its tar sands blinders and embraced the power of the sun

Blog entry by mhudema | July 21, 2014

Yesterday I was on a roof installing solar panels. It was truly amazing to see each solar panel going up, carefully fastening it down, and knowing that when it was all done, the house I was on would be powered by sun. The...

Beware oil companies wrapping themselves in Canadian flags

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 21, 2014

Whenever you see multinational oil companies waving Canadian flags, it’s worth taking a closer look at whose interests are really being served. My personal bullshit detector went off when the Canadian Association of Petroleum...

The future is sunny, my friend: Solar success in Canada's North

Blog entry by mhudema | July 18, 2014

I’m in day three of the solar design and installation course I’ve been taking through Gridworks Energy and Randall Benson. The course has been amazing so far as I have been learning about the incredible potential that the sun...

It's playtime!

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 16, 2014

It’s been two weeks now since the people of LEGOLAND rose up in protest against LEGO’s corporate partnership with Shell. The people of LEGOLAND are upset because LEGO, one of the world’s most popular toy companies, is producing...

Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 16, 2014

On the anniversary of Bella Laboucan-Massimo’s unresolved death, No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network launched an important new website ItStartsWithUs-MMIW.com to document Murdered...

A first hand look at the beauty and power of Solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 16, 2014

For years, I have been advocating the benefits of solar and other renewables. But while I’ve studied and talked to many renewable energy producers and workers, I never actually got my solar hands dirty (or clean). Well, today that...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 12, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

Why is Shell's PR team quietly removing details about its deal with LEGO?

Blog entry by James Turner | July 11, 2014

The internet is a funny thing. Earlier today I innocently posted a link to a video about how valuable Shell's deal with LEGO is. According to @irisworldwide , LEGO's promo deal with Shell is one of the biggest in the company's...

Building A Movement: Citizens walked 700km to stop tar sands pipeline in Quebec

Blog entry by Jon Milton | July 9, 2014

People for Mother Earth is a recently-formed citizens’ organization which is opposed to the presence of Tar Sands pipelines in Québec and, more broadly, the use of carbon fuels as the engine of the modern economy. From May 10 th ...

New Video - LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | July 9, 2014

This morning we released a new video asking much-loved toy company LEGO, to ditch its partnership with Shell. The film depicts an Arctic made entirely of LEGO, and imagines an oil spill in this beautiful and pristine part of the...

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