Video of the No Tankers Action Team hitting the streets in Vancouver to stop the Enbridge Gateway pipeline and oil tanker traffic on the coast.
If you are at a public meeting about climate change, or almost any environmental issue (climate change makes them all worse), stand up during question period and ask the speakers if they fly by jet on vacation. If any say yes, publically denounce their hypocrisy;
Alan examines human-environment interaction in terms of the types of harmful impacts we have exerted.
Film-maker Jamie Tanner and Dogwood's Celine Trojand sit down over breakfast to talk about the environmental movement and film-making.
Municipal and regional governments are uniquely participatory structures. Small constituencies and the proximity between elected officials and the public offers people a chance to have significant influence on the decision making process. This reality, combined with efforts that local governments make to solicit participation gives credence to the adage that democracy belongs to those who show up.
Video Blog: BC's municipalities took the lead last week in opposing plans to bring oil pipelines and supertankers to BC's north coast
Dogwood Initiative often posts reports related to our work on community land reform and resource use from across Canada and the world in Blogwood. Ontario First Nation Grassy Narrows is calling for renewed boycotts against Weyerhaeuser Corporation, one of North America’s largest lumber producers.
Many recent technological inventions reveal a similar historical cultural pattern: an evolution of human activity from labor intensive to natural resource intensive. Over time, instead of relying mainly on our own physical energy and labor to accomplish tasks, we have increasingly developed tools that allow us to accomplish these tasks – and much more!
World renowned conservation photographers and filmmakers gathered in northern BC earlier this month in what is called a RAVE - a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition. As this video hints, the results were stunning
Flying for a vacation is particularly egregious, a reprehensible self-indulgence by the well off at the expense of the impoverished and future generations; and those who fly on vacation contribute directly to the death and destruction of other people. In other words, if you fly by jet you kill.
A gang of quilters from Gabriola put their skills towards protecting our coast with their first fundraiser for the No Tankers campaign
Over the last four months, Dogwood canvassers and organizers spoke with more than 20,000 people about the threat of oil spills on BC’s north coast, and how they can get involved in the campaign to protect our coastlines. Here's some lessons learned...
Enbridge’s Michigan oil pipeline spill, and BP’s Gulf Coast rig disaster are the largest spills in the Midwest and US history. So, what can Canadians and British Columbians learn from the resulting factory shut downs, and crude-covered critters, wetlands and beaches?
During the course of human history, what three technological inventions have had the most environmental impact in terms of resource consumption and disposal?
Join Dogwood and Forest Ethics in Vancouver to keep pressure on Enbridge and the government to keep oil tankers off our coast
While US pressure to clean up the tarsands may bolster big oil’s desire for a back door to China, the widespread opposition of British Columbians should not be so readily discounted.
The IPAT formula is a conceptual tool that allows us to focus on those factors most responsible for our present human-environment imbalance at global, regional, and national levels.
Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of organizing the No Tanker float for the Vancouver Pride Parade. Out of all the events I've organized for Dogwood, this one takes the cake. Over 30 people participated on the day of, representing not only Dogwood, but Greenpeace and Forest Ethics as well.
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