Greening Businesses, NeighbourWoods, Butt Litter – GCNews #774

21 May 2012 – Published by Green Communities Canada

To the Arctic (2012)

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month- old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snowbound peaks.

Residents feel effects after oil spill in Alberta’s Peace Region

Little Buffalo community members, including school children, experience nausea, burning eyes and headaches after one of the largest pipeline spills in Alberta history leaked nearly 30,000 barrels of oil into Lubicon traditional territory in the Peace Region of Northern Alberta.

Groups call for removal of Bruce Carson from Tar Sands panel

Edmonton – Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel.

Statoil sells interests in Alberta’s tar sands

Edmonton – After two years of cross-Atlantic campaigning by Greenpeace against Statoil’s tar sands investments, Statoil today announced it is selling 40 per cent of its interests in the Alberta tar sands project in Canada.

Greenpeace calls for postponing Total’s tar sands proposal

Edmonton – Greenpeace is asking provincial and federal governments to postpone hearings on Total’s proposed new tar sands mine. The move follows the announcement this week of a federal scientific panel to study the tar sands effects on water, and calls by First Nation leaders and Hollywood Director James Cameron for a moratorium.

Pembina Reacts: Shell Press Release Misleading

September 15, 2009 — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statements in response to Shell’s media release regarding the occupation of its oil sands mine by Greenpeace activists: “Shell’s release makes a misleading statement regarding the Pembina Institute’s ranking of its environmental performance. The Pembina Institute/WWF’s 2008 report card on the…

Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

After delivering to the ministry a load of two-by-fours manufactured by AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest and most destructive logging company, a dozen Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the building doors, at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec City. They also hung a banner reading: “Boreal Forest: The Destruction Starts Here”.

Tonight on Doc Zone: Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta

TONIGHT on CBC’s Doc Zone! Thursday March 13 at 9pm on CBC-TV & Saturday March 15 at 10pm ET/PT  on CBC Newsworld Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta captures the intersecting storylines of a remarkable cast of characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Washington lobbyists, Newfie pipefitters, Chinese investors and…