Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture
OTTAWA – According to a national campaign being launched Monday, May 7th by the country’s leading environmental organizations, the federal government’s war on nature and democracy means “Silence is no longer an option!” The campaign aims to force the Harper government to retreat and restore the environmental protection and democratic participation it recently gutted.... Read more »
Registration is Open! You are invited to Food in the City: The Conference, May 25-26, 2012, a celebration of the innovative and groundbreaking work being done in our city to help build a resilient local food system. Register early to secure your place at the table for a conversation about developing a city-wide food and agriculture strategy together. Participants will be able to learn and engage in conversation about food and agriculture issues, hear about the development of a preliminary draft strategy and play a part in promoting Edmonton as a leader in innovative municipal food and agriculture policy and initiatives. Program highlights:
- Keynote speaker Wayne Roberts, author of the No Nonsense Guide to World Food
- The “Taste of Alberta” evening reception
OTTAWA- Canadians are less able to protect our water, air and land because of changes to environmental law outlined in today’s federal budget.
The key change, essentially speeding up environmental reviews of mega-projects, will greatly hurt the public's ability to participate in future processes.
“Environmental assessments need to be thorough, consultative and science-based.” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “Creating hard-time limits and rushing the process compromises all these things.”
The changes will result in weaker environmental assessments and projects being approved without a full understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts they will have.
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MEDIA RELEASE, Feb. 29, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC and OTTAWA, ON (February 29, 2012) – Today over 40 groups, from internationally-known organizations like Council of Canadians and Greenpeace, to local citizens’ groups like Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, have endorsed a statement confirming their support for strong federal environmental laws that protect our national values.
The groups warn that they will not stand by if the federal government moves to short-circuit environmental reviews for projects like the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tankers and pipeline project, and they have rallied behind a statement of 10 principles they say form the basis of environmental assessment for a healthy, secure and sustainable Canada.... Read more »
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And use your voice to prevent the re-zoning of farmland in Edmonton's Northeast. Go to friendsoffarmers.ca to contribute to this organizations campaign.