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Quick Council update on the Mayor’s motion on the expansion of coal terminals.

The Mayor’s motion to study the health consequents of the expansion of a coal terminal passed with the support of Vision and Green Councillors. The NPA voted against the motion. Apparently NPA are okay with coal dust and climate change and it does not need to be studied. Interesting development from yesterdays debate from Council […]

Endorse Kevin Washbrook for the Board of the Port of Metro Van

My friend Kevin Washbrook, who is a founding director with Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC) and a long time activist, is campaigning to be a director on the board of the Port of Metro Vancouver. I wholeheartedly endorse him for this position. I hope you too will endorse Kevin by writing a letter […]

Civil Disobedience in a Changing Climate: A public dialogue, Friday Sept. 21, 7:30 pm, Alice Mckay room, VPL

What are our obligations as good citizens if government pursues policies that recklessly endanger our future?

StopCoal.ca stopped 5 coal trains and arrested stopping the 6th

Message from STOPCoal.ca Yesterday we prevented 5 BNSF coal trains from entering BC to unload coal at Westshore Terminals. We physically stopped a 6th train on the tracks at White Rock BC at 6 pm, at which point 14 good citizens were arrested for violating a court order not to interfere with BNSF operations. Here’s […]

SFU Professor Mark Jaccard to block the rails in White Rock to stop a coal shipment

Just in from Stopcoal.ca For Immediate Release: May 3 2012 Mark Jaccard, Canada’s leading energy-environment economist, released the following public statement today in support of the citizen action to stop BNSF coal trains at White Rock BC this Saturday, May 5.  Full details on this act of civil disobedience at stopcoal.ca/Action Dr Jaccard is a […]

West End Car Free Day Needs Volunteers

We Need Day Of Volunteers Car Free Vancouver still needs day of volunteers! Our volunteer orientation sessions will be happening: West End Thursday, June 9 at 7-9pm Bidwell Room at the West End Community Centre Saturday, June 11 at 2-4pm Barclay Room at the West End Community Centre WE Car Free Site

Can Asian Food choices Become Part of the Local Food System ? Notes from Tuesday May 24 meeting at Richmond Cultural Centre

I am going to leave the big question to the end. The event The talk was held at the Richmond Cultural Centre and this was my first time in the building. Unfortunately, I did not have time to explore much more than the meeting room, but the plaza was very animated with a group of […]

Can Asian Food Choices Become Part of a Local Food System?

Tonight at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, at 7 pm I am going to attend a panel discussion on local food networks with the provocative title of: “Can Asian Food Choices Become Part of a Local Food System?” I not sure what the answer to the question will be, but given that the […]

Apathy is Dead, On May 2, 2011, I am VOTING for ACTION on Climate Change

A message from get your Vote On Yes, we are starting a national campaign with one PDF. We are asking for 10 minutes of your time to increase the youth vote and make sure everyone shows up with the right stuff on May 2. Link to PDF Rap version of the message

Clean, Green and Healthy, Pedestrians first

Did you know that the City of Vancouver’s transportation priority is to put the pedestrian first? Walking could be one of the most important forms of transportation for more because it combines fitness, which promotes wellness, but and it is also a sustainable form of transportation that will allow are allowing our city to grow […]