Because if we do not confront this convoy movement, if we do not stand together in solidarity every time they show up somewhere, extremism will only continue to grow.
Monday of last week one of our volunteers, Jake, offered to go to downtown Ottawa to take air quality readings around the truckers convoy. As a volunteer with our Breathe Easy project, Jake justifiably wanted to see how the trucker convoy and their idling, honking trucks were affecting the air breathed by Ottawa citizens as they endure what is now widely understood to be a political and illegal occupation.
This year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to bring people together to discuss potential solutions to restore the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and reduce NARW mortality from entanglements and other stressors. Let’s hope these discussions will accelerate collective action in the region to help relieve the pressures on our ocean giants.
By Owen Leggatt Stewart (Nov 5, 2021)
After the first week, COP26 has presented some small steps forward for the environment. Forgive my pessimism, but I am not convinced it will be the solution to the broad environmental problems we face.
Before even beginning, the conference suffered from access issues.
Committing to phase out fossil fuels would mark a welcome sea change in climate leadership for Canada. Other countries would sit up and take notice.
However, stopping fossil fuel combustion alone won’t solve the climate crisis.
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By Jake Cole
Information being collected through the BreatheEasy project shows that Ottawa has its share of pollution — which can have serious health effects.
By Alexandra MacDonald at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland
In 1992, 30 years ago, more than 100 nations signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – a treaty designed to cut back on global emissions. Each country, developed and developing, agreed that they had a responsibility to fight climate change and that they must work together to address the growing issue.
Dear people of this nation,
On Truth and Reconciliation Day, we must first acknowledge the Every Child Matters movement and the importance of spreading the truth about the thousands of children's lives lost because of the federally funded, church-run, residential school system. We mourn the loss of a beautiful generation of Indigenous people, and we must push to find their remains and return them to their families.