David Suzuki: Oiling the machinery of climate change denial and transit opposition

Those who profit from our continued reliance on fossil fuels will do what they can to convince us to stay on their expensive, destructive road. It’s up to all of us to help change course.

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Great public transit makes for a great city

Most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to move millions of people safely and affordably. With some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary, no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades.

If there is a war on cars, which side is winning? – Science Matters

We humans like our wars. We have a war on drugs, a war on terror, a war on crime, and now, it seems, a war on cars. The latter “war” has entered the political vocabulary in Vancouver, where city council has been trying to reduce reliance on private automobiles; in Toronto, where the mayor is driving the agenda in the opposite direction; and in Seattle, where bike lanes and increased parking fees have come under fire. In the U.K., they’ve been calling it a war on motorists.

Commuter Challenge, Canadian Environment Week, Clean Air Day

Canadian Environment Week – May 31 – June 6, 2009 Environment Week is a week long series of events which encourage and celebrate grassroots action to make our environment cleaner and healthier. Visit Environment Canada’s web site to learn more.   Commuter Challenge   2009 National Commuter Challenge Event will take place from May 31…

GatewaySucks.org

The Gateway Project is the most environmentally threatening highway mega-project in the history of British Columbia.  It WILL affect our region’s air quality and hasten global climate change.  And it WON’T reduce traffic congestion. FIND OUT ABOUT IT. Check out the MAP. Tell your neighbours and friends. Tell your elected representatives you want to see…

Message to Harper: Take a page from Terminator not Dubya

Sierra Club of Canada is calling on the federal government to follow the example of California?s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and bring together political leaders from all parties to address the climate crisis without the trappings of partisan politics.