This week Central Saanich Council approved Ian Vantreight's plan to build a luxury subdivision on rural and agricultural land. Watch this video to hear about the implications this will have for our community and to learn about what you can do to stop this from happening.
As Enbridge conducts damage control after their 4 million litre oil spill into a Michigan river, the No Tankers campaign built by you, me, and tens of thousands of other British Columbians is on the path to victory
What make's Vancouver Island's special to you? Our local natural spaces are an essential part of our community. Local voices join the campaign to keep them green.
Under the name of The Pipedreams Project, we are planning to paddle 900 km this fall, the length of the B.C. coast from Kitimat down to Vancouver, in an effort to connect and engage citizens to take action to protect our coast.
Ian Vantreight’s controversial proposal to convert agricultural land in Central Saanich to luxury housing highlights the crisis being faced in communities across North America where farmers are being forced out of business by inflated land values
How do you measure up in terms of sustainability? Take the quiz to calculate your own personal footprint at Global Footprint Network. Only by defining clearly your resource consumption and can you think of ways to reduce it.
Enbridge has been spending millions of dollars pushing their safety claims concerning tankers in BC's northern waters? But Enbridge is a pipeline company - they are not responsible for tanker safety, nor will they be liable for the costs of cleaning up the oil spills that will occur. Charles takes a closer look at some of Enbridge's claims and debunks the myth that shipping oil via supertanker through BC's northern waters is in any way "safe"
With our efforts to protect BC's coast from supertankers gaining momentum the oil industry predictably is pushing back. The story they try to tell is one of environment vs. economy, but the battle is really one of deep hearts vs. deep pockets. We know how much we love our coast.
The sheer number of No Tankers supporters has “focused the mind” of the federal opposition parties. To move forward, we need our politicians to work together, and we need you to write letters to the editor
Plenty of politicians make mistakes, but what can we do with a cabinet minister who openly refuses to listen to the public. She’s not even pretending to care what our community thinks about the TFL and Mega Yacht Marina Issues.
We must find new ways to apply equitable and sustainable values today. Dogwood Initiative, for one, has accepted this challenge
Thousands of Dogwood supporters have been part of the push for a permanent tanker ban on BC's north coast and after three years of hard work, the Liberal Party of Canada has joined the NDP in committing to support legislation to stop tankers.
As a solution, I propose that the more of us who are actively engaged in managing how we live, the better – to build strong human societies and to live sustainably.
Dogwood's can-do attitude is infectious and that, funnily enough, is a large part of why I'm leaving the organization. Working at Dogwood has taught me the necessity of taking on life's big challenges and daring to strive for the future we dream of. With this in mind I'm leaving to pursue my career as an artist.
Watch this video to get a sense of the historic 'Solidarity Gathering of Nations' event that took place in Kitimaat Village on May 29th, where over 500 people gathered to oppose Enbridge's tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC's coast
Enbridge has tanker loads of money, which give them significant power and influence in the public domain; but they're only truly accountable to their private, individual shareholders. This is why it's been so important for me to actually go to Enbridge's annual general meetings (AGMs) over the past two years
“Unless Enbridge changes its mind like it did in 2006, we will now begin years of wasted time, energy, and money on a process that is not properly constituted, whose outcome is virtually guaranteed to be challenged in the courts, all for a project that the overwhelming majority of First Nations and coastal residents have said they will not let happen”
Retired University of Victoria Sociology Professor, Alan Hedley, invites you to join him in searching for more equitable and sustainable ways to live our lives. How do we get there from here?
As you read this, a vast oil spill, likely to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez, is spreading across the Gulf of Mexico after a fire and explosion that killed eleven people aboard the British Petroleum oil drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon. Help stop a similar disaster on Canada's West Coast...
As oil begins to "ooze up onto the shores" of Louisiana from the continually leaking deep water well in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimping boats are going out for one last, desperate catch. This could be BC's north coast, but we're not going to let that happen; this video blog tells you what you can do