Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 Today after months of study and, unfortunately, time spent listening to the oil industry, President Obama proposed weak new standards for oil trains. How weak? Well, they give the oil industry a license to continue threatening the safety of millions of Americans with hazardous, flammable oil trains.... read more »
Monday Jul 7, 2014 It’s been really sad to watch as pipeline proponents have exploited the public’s fear of oil by rail, as a result of the horrible tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. It is definitely having an impact. As an anti-pipeline campaigner I find myself being asked the same question over and over these days, “Yes, but what about the exploding trains, aren’t pipelines safer?”... read more »
Thursday Jul 3, 2014 Last weekend, I traveled further north than I’d ever been in my life, to Fort McMurray, Alberta for th... read more »
Tuesday Jul 1, 2014 Taking on the largest companies in the world isn’t easy. Back in the late 1990’s I was new to corporate campaigning and I was lucky: a handful of incredible mentors gave freely of their time, shared their insights, and helped me improve in a field that was mysterious at times, to say the least. There was no textbook, no series of TED talks, no college course on corporate campaigning.... read more »
Friday Jun 20, 2014 The Harper Conservative Government approved Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project on Tuesday, June 17. It was, of course, expected, but as a resident along the proposed pipeline route, it was still disappointing. This threat has been around for nine years. The majority of us are looking forward to the day when we can rally together more often to celebrate our communities rather than to stop threats to our watersheds.... read more »
Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 We’re in the middle of a seriously tense waiting game. Any day now, the Canadian federal government will announce its decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. The federal government has made countless chess moves toward satisfying the concerns of British Columbians, so that we accept the risks and act as a throughput of tar sands oil to Asian and US markets.... read more »
Monday Jun 9, 2014 Last week, dozens of activists disrupted business-as-usual for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo at the Sustainable Brands 2014 conference in San Diego. The conference drew thousands of corporate sustainability professionals for four days of speakers and workshops at a beachside resort.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi were among the conference’s corporate attendees, and both companies were there to strut their stuff.... read more »
Tuesday May 27, 2014 British Columbia is known for its wild salmon, nice people and vast old growth forests. I’ve spent memorable times with friends in some of the province’s gorgeous mountainous parks like Cathedral Lakes, and Tweedsmuir. ... read more »
Wednesday May 21, 2014 I’ve been hearing a lot of rumours lately about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. With the deadline looming for the Canadian federal government’s decision, it’s not surprising that people are speculating.
But the thing about rumours, is that there can be some truth to them.... read more »
Monday May 19, 2014 The US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to do the right thing when it comes to greenwashed product labels. There’s a problem out there that they’re working to address: Phony green labels can trick well-meaning consumers into buying things that are anything but green.... read more »