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Publisher’s Letter | Five-Year Anniversary: Green is the new black

Publisher’s Letter | Five-Year Anniversary: Green is the new black

By Lisa Bland, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief – This summer marks the fifth year since I started running TheGreenGazette, and looking back to the summer of 2012, and 32 issues later, I can’t believe how much has happened and how quickly time has passed. It’s been a fast-paced and rewarding journey of being immersed in community, collaboration, stories, […]

Publisher’s Letter | Earth Day: Looking Beyond to See What’s Here

Publisher’s Letter | Earth Day: Looking Beyond to See What’s Here

By Lisa Bland, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief – The first Earth Day, held on April 22 in 1970, marked an historical era that catalyzed changes at many levels of society. The day of action on behalf of the planet grew out of the counterculture of the 70s on a stage set in 1962 by Rachel Carson’s famous book […]

ACTIVISM | Courts asked to Rule on BC’s Controversial Wolf Cull: Local and international groups rally in support

ACTIVISM | Courts asked to Rule on BC’s Controversial Wolf Cull: Local and international groups rally in support

Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society are challenging the legality of the government of British Columbia’s controversial wolf cull program. In January 2015, despite considerable opposition, the BC government launched a multi-year wolf kill program in the South Peace and South Selkirk regions. Government contractors are paid to radio-collar wolves in the spring so snipers […]

OPINION | Star Wars and Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

OPINION | Star Wars and Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

By Lisa Hilton- Each of us has a light side and a dark side. This is part of why Star Wars holds an appeal for us… we can relate. I am reminded of this on a daily basis, by each of my three children. No matter how hard I try to teach them to be […]

Publisher’s Letter | International Women’s Day: Long road to parity

Publisher’s Letter | International Women’s Day: Long road to parity

By Lisa Bland – International Women’s Day, acknowledged globally on March 8, arose out of a political response to suffrage (the right to vote) and other conditions for women at the turn of the century. In modern times and in more gender balanced nations, recognition of this day includes respect, appreciation, and love towards women and […]

OPINION | On Voting for Change

OPINION | On Voting for Change

By Sage Birchwater — For many of us, the October 19 Canadian federal election was all about voting for change—to get rid of Stephen Harper. We took a lot of flak for this because our critics felt our stance was too negative. They argued we should be voting FOR something, not against someone. That may […]

Cast Your Vote for Strong Environmental Laws

Cast Your Vote for Strong Environmental Laws

By Devon Page — Executive Director Ecojustice    Do you believe in the rule of law? If you are reading this, you would likely say you do. You may not know exactly how to put your belief into words, but it might fall along the lines of—everyone, from people to corporations to governments, must act […]

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

By Erin Hitchcock — Though hundreds of thousands of Sockeye salmon are anticipated to reach the spawning grounds in the Quesnel rivershed this fall, the future of this mighty fish is on the minds of many. Fish farms, sea lice, over fishing, habitat destruction, climate change, and ocean acidification are some of the concerns expressed among […]

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

By Rod Marining — When someone comes up to you and says, “I want to spend over $400,000 doing a documentary of you and your friends’ lives, and we are going to call the documentary How to Change the World, it is somewhat unbelievable. “Why would you spend such a horrendous amount of money on […]

ACTIVISM | Pull Together: Supporting First  Nations legal challenges against Enbridge

ACTIVISM | Pull Together: Supporting First Nations legal challenges against Enbridge

By Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC Campaigns Director  —   Who knew stopping a pipeline could be so much fun?! Or that it would include chocolate bars, concerts, beer tastings, wilderness trips, and pancake breakfasts? The Pull Together campaign was launched last year on the heels of the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern […]

ACTIVISM | March Against Monsanto Williams Lake, May 23

ACTIVISM | March Against Monsanto Williams Lake, May 23

By Erin Hitchcock, Organizer —   An upcoming march in Williams Lake will be held to raise awareness about genetically modified foods and to call on the federal government to require them to be labelled.     March Against Monsanto aims to inform the public, calling into question long-term health risks of genetically modified foods […]