Our Blog | November 2009

Protesters' Guide - Olympic Edition

by: Heather on 11/30/2009
Posted in: Events

Vancouver lawyer Leo McGrady has released an updated Protesters' Guide to the Law of Civil Disobedience in B.C.: Olympic Edition. This guide should be required reading for anyone considering exercising their right to protest against the upcoming Olympic games. In clear, straightforward language, McGrady deals with issues such as what to bring to a …

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Buy Nothing Day - November 27 2009

by: Heather on 11/27/2009
Posted in: Events

Buy Nothing Day is celebrated every November on Black Friday (the day after US Thanksgiving and the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season) by environmentalists, social activists and concerned citizens around the world. Over the years, Buy Nothing Day (followed by Buy Nothing Christmas) has exploded into a global movement, inspiring us to …

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Canada on Climate Change - Countdown to Copenhagen

by: EJ on 11/26/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday he will attend the Copenhagen conference. Is this a good thing? Certainly, his decision is most likely politically motivated. On November 24th the Canadian parliament voted against the conservative minority government to take a more ambitious position going into the United Nations Climate Summit in …

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What Can We Really Learn from "Climategate"?

by: Heather on 11/24/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The recent Climategate scandal broke nearly a week ago - the online release of hundreds of private emails and documents which were illegally accessed through a security breach of servers at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. Reaction to the emails has been mixed. At one extreme, climate deniers assert that their very existence …

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Crush Global Warming - Hip Hop Style

by: Heather on 11/20/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Fridays sometimes get a bit silly around here. So I knew it was Friday when EJ sent me this.

After I'd cleaned the tomato soup of my keyboard (you might want to set your coffee down before clicking the link by the way) I thought you might like to star in your own music video. I mean, why wouldn't you, with lyrics like:

Another girl I dated now …

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