Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

The final book in Maude Barlow’s Blue trilogy, Blue Future is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Peaceful
 act 
of 
civil 
disobedience
 planned 
for 
October
 to 
defend
 Canada’s 
west 
coast
 from 
tar 
sands 
pipelines 
and
 tankers

Declared to be the largest peaceful
 act 
of 
civil 
disobedience ever in Canada! Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west coast.

Protect the Great Lakes as a Commons, says Council of Canadians

As the federal government prepares to introduce its budget, the Council of Canadians is calling for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion. The Council of Canadians outlines how and why to do this in a new report today entitled Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever.

Water on Table

Canadian crusader Maude Barlow, the National Chair of the citizen advocacy group The Council Of Canadians, has had to defend the life-or-death truth against corporate interests for years… And even today, it is a war un-won.

Green Communities News – GCNews #586: 16 June 2008

586: 16 June 2008 GARDEN TOUR. Some 120 residents participated in Peterborough Green-Up‘s first annual Green Home and Garden Tour on 7 June. They stopped at eight host sites to see energy conservation, solar energy, ground source heat energy, straw bale construction, gardens of native plants and other green initiatives in action. The event was…