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 »
Wednesday May 14, 2014 When forest advocates talk about the Canadian Boreal forest we often talk about its fauna and flora. And why not, right? Who doesn’t like stories about bears, martens, caribou or migratory songbirds?
But it’s important to remember that the Boreal forest is home to interesting, important and increasingly influential people.
Canadian First Nations by the Numbers... read more »
Monday Apr 14, 2014 People love caribou. Did you know that they are also called reindeer? What’s not to love about the elegant and powerful creatures that many people associate with Santa’s sleigh?... read more »
Saturday Mar 15, 2014 Have you noticed that everything is “eco” this and “natural” that these days? How are we supposed to know the difference between one claim or label from another? If you take four minutes to read this post, you can learn about a label to avoid. Then, you’ll be on your way to making smarter choices for the health of our forests, climate and wildlife.... read more »
Friday Jan 31, 2014 If you didn’t know any better, you might be tricked into thinking that nothing bad ever happens in the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada. Any information that might be interpreted as bad is quickly spun and made to look rosy by the Harper government and the oil and gas industry. ... read more »
Thursday Aug 22, 2013 There is a beautiful green band that circumnavigates the Earth that we simply cannot live without. Boreal forest forms a halo around the planet, across huge swathes of Canada and Siberia, as well as parts of Scandinavia and Alaska. It’s a very important network of ecosystems currently under threat from over-exploitation.... read more »
Tuesday May 21, 2013 This past Saturday, May 18, marked three years since I stood with 29 other environmental groups and logging companies and signed the world’s largest conservation agreement, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA).... read more »
Thursday Dec 6, 2012 The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) is the largest conservation opportunity on Earth, and certainly among the most complex attempts ever to protect vast areas of old-growth forest. Industry, nonprofits, science-based organization, and advocacy organizations have been wrestling over the fate of an area of forest the size of Texas—178 million acres / 72 million hectares.... read more »