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Your moment of holiday optimism

If you're reading this then chances are, no matter what your holiday plans, at some point the topic of conversation will shift to the environment... and ouf, yeah, it's been a year. But there are a lot of victories worth celebrating at the dinner table that would not have been possible without your support.

What do we do now that we’ve done too much?

As I write this, British Columbia - my home - is underwater and affected by an ‘atmospheric river’. Just months ago, it was on fire and experiencing a heat dome that killed hundreds. I was in Australia just before the devastating fire season of 2019, and its subsequent floods. Days ago, I was in a London cafe hearing news about an unprecedented cold snap about to hit the UK. I was in Glasgow during COP26. It is hard not to have a heavy heart.

The Origin: What are the Rights of Nature? 

Globally, the Rights of Nature is becoming a familiar topic in many parts of the world. In Canada, we are starting to explore and discuss the Rights of Nature.  The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature has a working understanding of Rights of Nature that includes "the recognition and honoring that Nature has rights."

LNG Facility in NL  would be a massive step backwards

Right now a little-known proposal has been made to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility and Marine Terminal at Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). But scientific evidence on the impacts of natural gas on climate targets supports rejecting this project at this stage. 

Votes, Voices, and Environmental Vision

This election will be key for Canada.

No matter who wins we will be facing down a series of environmental crises ranging from climate change to critical threats to biodiversity. No matter who wins, the same corporate lobbyists who try to stall action to address issues like plastic pollution and climate change will continue their efforts.