While many U.S. states and Ontario are working to ban microbeads, Canada’s federal government has yet to make a move.
The Canadian experience is fast becoming focused on glass and concrete.
A diversified economy and citizens’ right to a healthy environment are more important than short-term profits for multinational corporations.
With oil prices plunging to below $50, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home.
Our leaders need to stop focusing on short-term profits from fossil fuels and start engaging in serious conversations about our energy future.
Canada is a wealthy country, but deplorable conditions still persist in hundreds of First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.
Will we take advantage of clean energy and conservation or remain stuck in the old way of just blindly burning our way through?
Let’s slow down, breathe, listen, look and feel. Only then will we understand our place in the world and what we must do to live well on this small blue dot spinning in an enormous universe.
Building the Site C Dam and flooding the Peace Valley would be a tragedy for First Nations, agriculture and the environment.
If we want to protect our health, our children’s and grandchildren’s health, and the natural systems that keep us alive, we must act now.