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#BreakFree2016: an unprecedented wave of people power.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 16, 2016

BreakFree2016 was an unprecedented wave of people power.  Over 12 days, on 6 continents, in countries all around the world people acted. In Germany thousands shut down Europe’s largest coal plant occupying it for over 48hrs,...

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Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | May 14, 2016

Today in Metro Vancouver, First Nation and Indigenous leaders along with people from all walks of life are surrounding the Kinder Morgan Terminal with art, a sit-in and a mass flotilla of kayaks and canoes. We have one clear message:...

Extreme forest fires: a face of climate change.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 11, 2016

"It was like a fire I've never seen before in my life," Fire Chief Darby Allen The damage is almost unimaginable. Almost 100,000 people have been evacuated. Over 2,400 buildings and homes have been destroyed. People, entire...

Executive Directors at Environmental Groups Urge Support for Fort McMurray Fire Evacuees

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | May 6, 2016

The fire in Fort McMurray is a tragedy that no person or community should have to endure. All Canadians should be doing what they can to make sure those affected have the resources and support they need in these hard times. This...

How to support those displaced by the Fort McMurray fires

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 4, 2016

The damage is unimaginable. Over 80,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray because of massive wildfires fuelled by high temperatures and tinder-dry forest. People, entire families, are living in gyms, hotels, work...

Calls for Investigation grow as ‘Exxon Knew’ scandal spills into Canada

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 27, 2016

There is a growing  call for the federal government to investigate Imperial Oil , the Canadian arm of ExxonMobil, for its role in the oil giant’s global effort to spread doubt about climate science and delay policy action by...

Want jobs? Climate action can put over 100,000 Albertans back to work

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 22, 2016 2 comments

It’s no secret that the drop in the price of oil has hit Alberta’s fossil fuel economy hard and hit Albertan families even harder. Our province lost over 51,000 oil-related jobs in 2015 and there’s no sign of them coming back any time...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Blog entry by Chris-Ann Lake | April 19, 2016

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - ALBERTA Volunteer Name: Jason LaChappelle Location: Edmonton, AB 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? ...

5 Lesser-Known Threats to the Fragile Arctic Ocean

Blog entry by Emily Buchanan | April 18, 2016

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice  with astonishing speed . While some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity and as the ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further...

If … Then: Why the Leap Manifesto is just common sense

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | April 13, 2016

The response from politicians and commentators to the Leap Manifesto, a policy proposal to government from Canadian civil society, has been surprising. Much of the proposals contained in the manifesto flow from an acceptance of...

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