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Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Liberals, NDP and Greens committed to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast

There was a flurry of speculation last week after Pat Daniel was quoted in the Globe and Mail questioning the Liberal’s commitment to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast.

Within a day, the NDP had jumped into the fray on their website, asking whether Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff had cut a secret deal on oil tankers.

Rest assured, in their platform released Sunday, the Liberals state clearly that they will ban oil tankers from B.C.’s north coast.

That leaves only one major Canadian political party that will not ban tankers: the Conservatives.

We’re working hard to make sure voters know there are only two types of politicians in B.C.:  those who are willing to risk a catastrophic oil spill and those who aren’t.

The New Battle for Vancouver Island
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Gordon O'Connor

The New Battle for Vancouver Island

Vancouver Islanders have a long and proud history of standing up for our home: in boardrooms, court rooms, classrooms and in the forests to preserve some of the most incredible natural areas anywhere in the world. The new battle to save Vancouver Island is a battle against reckless development.

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One Conversation at a Time
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Karl Hardin

One Conversation at a Time

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's volunteering his time to talk to people about oil tankers in the lead-up to a possible spring election.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Celine Trojand

New Faces at Dogwood

Dogwood has two new communications staff. Karl Hardin started in January as Dogwood's new communications coordinator. Emma Gilchrist came on board this March as communications director. Read their answers to the new staff questionnaire.

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When Oil and Gas Come to Town
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Karl Hardin

When Oil and Gas Come to Town

Mike Roberts is a Louisiana fisherman who has experienced the worst of the BP Oil Spill disaster. Karl Hardin, Dogwood's new communications coordinator, had a chance to hear him speak in Vancouver.

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Taking the Wilderness Out of the Trail
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Bobby Arbess

Taking the Wilderness Out of the Trail

On the evening of February 15th, the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee gave preliminary approval for Ender Ilkay’s plan to build 300 vacation houses on the Juan de Fuca trail. This guest blog by Bobby Arbess is about the proposed development and what it means for the wilderness trail.

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The Politics of Choosing
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Will Horter

The Politics of Choosing

Given the leadership vacuums in both leading political parties in BC, there is a unique opportunity to change the game. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course of our province for the better because both parties are at historic lows in membership.

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What Does Dogwood Do?
Thursday, February 03, 2011 by Alan Hedley

What Does Dogwood Do?

In this post I would like to focus on addressing multiple levels of our existence (individual, community, nation, and species) to help us work toward building and promoting more equitable and more sustainable human communities. In particular, I'd like to focus on how Dogwood Initiative is working on these levels.

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Grassroots Action on Climate Change
Friday, January 14, 2011 by Kevin Washbrook

Grassroots Action on Climate Change

Did you know BC is a major producer of coal? Here's a note from a member of a grassroots group that’s stepping up to take on the coal industry.

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A Dangerous Precedent
Friday, January 14, 2011 by Gordon O'Connor

A Dangerous Precedent

In land use planning there is no such thing as a one time exception: every rezoning amendment and every extension of municipal services to a rural area sets a precedent.

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Resolved to Win
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Resolved to Win

When you put a lot of work and energy into something, and it pans out, afterwards you can feel a weird combination of total exhaustion but also lots of energy to take things even further. That’s what I felt as a climactic December wrapped up an incredible year in the movement to stop oil pipelines and tankers

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Living Naturally
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by Alan Hedley

Living Naturally

If we stand any chance of resolving the ecological problems I have been describing in this blog for the past seven months, we must pay attention to what we are doing NOW – as individuals, as communities, as nations, and as a species.

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Small gifts go a long way
Thursday, January 06, 2011 by Kelsey Singbeil

Small gifts go a long way

This past December hundreds of Dogwood supporters took a stance and made a donation. Thanks to your generosity we surpassed our goal of raising $100,000.

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Types of Harmful Human-Environment Impacts: Conclusion
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Alan Hedley

Types of Harmful Human-Environment Impacts: Conclusion

In my last posts of the year, I concluded with presenting the four major kinds of harmful human impact on the environment. I have already examined habitat loss and pollution, and now discuss biotic changes and exploitation of wild living resources.

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Moratorium Now
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Gordon O'Connor

Moratorium Now

The proposal to build nearly 300 cabins, a lodge, and considerable infrastructure along the Juan de Fuca trail is ridiculous.

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Success: Tanker Motion Passes!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by Eric Swanson

Success: Tanker Motion Passes!

On Tuesday afternoon in the House of Commons, MP's voted in favour of a motion to ban oil tankers on BC's north coast.

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Change Is Not Just a Click Away
Monday, November 22, 2010 by Will Horter

Change Is Not Just a Click Away

What separates Clicktivism from effective digital organizing? To start: Integration with face to face strategies.

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Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
Monday, November 22, 2010 by Andrea MacDonald

Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

The No Tankers Action Team is a chance for supporters to take the campaign into their own hands.

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Flying and Climate Justice
Saturday, November 20, 2010 by Cliff Stainsby

Flying and Climate Justice

It is no longer credible to deny global warming, or that global warming is causing and will increasingly cause extreme weather events that result in such suffering. In my earlier essay I made the link between jet flying, carbon emissions and individual moral responsibility for the consequences of global warming, which includes, already, the death and devastation of millions of lives.

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Types of Harmful Human-Environment Impacts: Part 2
Friday, November 19, 2010 by Alan Hedley

Types of Harmful Human-Environment Impacts: Part 2

During the past two hundred years, we humans have brought about four major kinds of harmful impact on our natural environment...

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