C.J. Polychroniou
A group of students take part in a protest in support of the climate and against fossil fuel and other contributors to global warming in front of the United Nations on October 1, 2021, in New York City. SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES

Feb. 2, 2022

The Green New Deal proposal is one of the only effective, broadly recognized pathways to tackle the climate crisis and address its social and economic consequences. It is technologically possible and economically sustainable. Yet although the Green New Deal project is already under way in some shape or form in various states, it has yet to be scaled up to the national level. In fact, climate policy as a whole has been stalled in Congress, and the Biden administration has so far engaged more in symbolic gestures than in living policy processes.

Ceri Warnock
Environmental group Extinction Rebellion protest outside Shell offices at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental damage. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Jan. 31, 2022

Juries have started questioning who the real criminals are in the unforgiving arena of climate change politics, writes Prof Ceri Warnock.

The smart money is moving away from investments in climate-damaging activities and products, towards firms that offer solutions to the climate emergency. BlackRock chief executive, Larry Fink, emphasises this transition is not attributable to environmental activism per se but to good old-fashioned capitalism: the investment risk is simply too great to do otherwise.

Uday Rana
Arshdeep Singh Kang in his neighbourhood in Brampton, Ont., on Sept. 25, 2021.Baljit Singh/The Globe and Mail

Jan. 29, 2022

When the freedom convoy was rolling into Canada’s capital this week, Arshdeep Singh Kang was more than 4,440 kilometres away in Los Angeles making a delivery.

The 30-year-old long-haul trucker followed the news of the convoy on his phone during rest stops, but he certainly had no desire to be part of it.

Brian Melley
This undated photo provided by Save the Redwoods League shows some of the 523 acres of redwood forestland in Mendocino County, Calif., which was donated to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for lasting protection and ongoing stewardship. The conservation group is turning over a historic redwood grove on the Northern California coast to the descendants of the original Native American inhabitants. (Max Forster/Save the Redwoods League via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land.

Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is transferring more than 500 acres (202 hectares) on the Lost Coast to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council.

The Maple
Mélanie Joly/Facebook. - negotiations on Ukraine Jan. 2022

Jan. 25, 2022

“We want demilitarization and de-escalation of this current crisis."

A coalition of Canadian peace groups and civil society organizations is calling on the federal government to de-escalate any potential conflict between Russia and NATO over Ukraine.

The Maple
Screenshot of CBC video.

Jan. 28, 2022

A crowd-funded convoy of truckers that was initially launched to protest vaccine requirements for cross-border essential workers is due to arrive in Ottawa today and tomorrow.

A crowd-funded convoy that was ostensibly launched to protest vaccine requirements for cross-border essential workers is due to arrive in Ottawa today and tomorrow.

Seth Klein
The pledge to provide new buildings with 100 per cent renewable gas is a pipe dream, writes columnist Seth Klein. Photo by Niklas Eichler / Pexels

Jan. 26, 2022

Across North America, jurisdictions are starting to ban gas from new buildings as part of plans to tackle the climate emergency. And that has fossil fuel gas companies very nervous and pushing back. FortisBC, the primary provider of “natural” gas to British Columbia homes and businesses, sensing an impending existential threat to their business plan has a counter-plan.

Nick Grover
public transit

January 25, 2022  

Anew COVID wave, a new round of service cuts to public transit. The reasoning always seems common sense enough: between remote working, things being closed down, and aversion to crowds, people are using the bus less.

Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press
Jan. 24, 2022
A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline’s route receive its benefits directly.

Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit.

System Change Not Climate Change

Jan 23, 2022

You Can watch the webinar here:

During our Plastics Pollution webinar in October 2021, audience members requested an event at which solutions are discussed. And so . . . this webinar!


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