Canada’s Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, talks to Mark Leiren-Young about the southern resident orcas (and the threat their facing from Kinder Morgan), the right whales (and the threat their facing from Bilcon) and the work we all need to do to look after our oceans.Read more
Thirty years ago, in the background paper for the World Health Organization’s new Healthy Cities program in Europe, Len Duhl and I identified 11 evidence-informed characteristics of a healthy city. One of them was “connection to biological and cultural heritage,” and was particularly influenced by an interesting review of the literature on environments, people and health by Ros Lindheim, an architect, and Len Syme, a noted social epidemiologist.Read more
Forest health is best understood as the rate of recovery from ecological stresses caused by fire, logging, insects, etc. Greater stress means poorer health and longer recovery.
Stewardship is not about “cleaning up the mess.” Salvage logging will rarely contribute directly to ecological recovery.
Enjoy a compiled list of films and documentaries related to food issues throughout the world.Read more
Food security can be described as the state of having reliable access to an adequate quantity of nutritious and affordable food, while food sovereignty is the right of communities to have authority over their own food systems, to produce food that is healthy, culturally appropriate, and ecologically sustainable.Read more
“They are going about it in completely the wrong way. To force this project through on First Nations that does not want it, on a public that does not want it: is not how you build support and trust. “Read more
On the heels of Orca Awareness month in the Pacific Northwest, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has opened a platform for feedback on its scientific review of the effectiveness of recovery measures for southern resident killer whales.Read more
Local granola company’s attempts to alleviate childhood hunger, one bowl of porridge at a time.Read more
The fundamental purpose of forestry is to serve the needs (and values) of future and present generations, while performing practices that maintain and/or incrementally maintain and restore a forest’s productivity, diversity and quality. Good decisions are based on sound information, can be successfully implemented and will have a positive impact.Read more
Today, the International Dark-Sky Association is the only nonprofit working to minimize the destructive impacts of artificial light at night on our environment, our health, and wildlife. We strive to educate the public about adverse effects of irresponsible light at night and engage the IDA community in unique and creative ways to get involved in dark sky advocacy.Read more
A team of volunteers will gather at the Empress Acres farm on June 3-4 to plant 20 acres of trees as part of an initiative to tackle climate change. The specially selected Empress Splendor trees will be provided by Victoria Company, World Tree, as part of their Carbon Offset Program.Read more
Having recently attended a climate action talk this week hosted by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC it was extremely encouraging to hear how engineers are now questioning their liability, ethics and moral responsibility.Read more
Sign the Good Food 2025 Resolution of Support for a sustainable and secure local food and agriculture system that provides safe, sufficient, culturally accepted, nutritious food accessible to everyone in the Capital Region through dignified means.Read more
Within days of posting Dogwood’s Defend Our Coast event, it maxed out the venue’s capacity at 100.Read more
A Great Horned unfledged Owlet falls from its nest, right at the site where boaters chained sawed through two very important river wildlife trees.Read more
When I held a seed there was a weight of inspiring knowledge that sprung forth – I was holding generations and generations of a plant. An endless cycle of seed, leaf, flower, seed… Food for generations.Read more
How bowls of soup helped me get to know 100 of my neighbours!Read more
Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
– William C Bryant
First of all, I was inspired by a quote from Robyn O’Brien. The gestalt was “Keep speaking, even when you’re trembling.” I was trembling.
It’s about putting our egos aside and uniting with wisdom and compassion in solidarity to resist all forms of oppression, to overcome the potentially catastrophic challenges of our age and to liberate one another so all beings may live in harmony.Read more