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Stewardship | Education & Action are Key to Successful Beekeeping

Stewardship | Education & Action are Key to Successful Beekeeping

By Diane Dunaway – Honey bees are the poster children for environmental responsibility and vulnerability. They truly are the canaries in the coal mine. They create awareness for other natural pollinators that are under pressure from habitat loss, pesticide overuse, monoculture, and so on. Ideally, our relationship with them is one of awe, respect, and […]

CONSERVATION | Divest from Damage and Invest in a Healthier Future

CONSERVATION | Divest from Damage and Invest in a Healthier Future

  By David Suzuki – If people keep rapidly extracting and burning fossil fuels, there’s no hope of meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments. To ensure a healthy, hopeful future for humanity, governments must stick to their pledge to limit global warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. […]

CONSERVATION | Canadian Environment Week: Environmental sustainability is not optional

CONSERVATION | Canadian Environment Week: Environmental sustainability is not optional

  By Jessica Kirby – Canadian Environment Week runs June 5 – 11 this year, and is a prime example of just how great days of awareness can be, because it does so many amazing things correctly: the festivities last an entire week, the majority of initiatives are municipally implemented, and the observance activities are […]

ENVIRONMENT | Tracking Spring Migration in the Cariboo-Chilcotin

ENVIRONMENT | Tracking Spring Migration in the Cariboo-Chilcotin

By Phil Ranson – May 14 is International Migratory Bird Day, which I confess holds about as much significance for me as Red Tape Reduction Day, which, incidentally, was on March 2 and I missed it. Not that I don’t have a keen interest in migratory birds. In fact, much of my spring is devoted […]

CONSERVATION | Thoughts from a Passionate Recycler

CONSERVATION | Thoughts from a Passionate Recycler

By Oliver Berger —    Converting waste into reusable material – recycling – some people do it, others don’t. It is a choice, like so many things in life. I’ve been to parts of the world, (South-East Asia, Spain, Eastern Europe) where recycling isn’t even in the vocabulary and littering is the normal thing to […]

CONSERVATION | International Migratory Bird Day

CONSERVATION | International Migratory Bird Day

By Jessica Kirby — One of the first things Environment for the Americas (EFTA) will tell you about International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is, “Bird Day is not just a day. Celebrate our migratory birds 365 days a year!” A common sentiment among many awareness-day campaigners, the importance of celebrating a cause year round is […]

CONSERVATION | Earth Hour

CONSERVATION | Earth Hour

By Jessica Kirby —  For eight years now, Canadians have been part of an international movement to celebrate the Earth with A Moment of Darkness. With our help, the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) Earth Hour has become the largest grassroots act in history, engaging millions of people worldwide to flick off the lights for one […]

CONSERVATION | BOOK REVIEW: Talk About Books

CONSERVATION | BOOK REVIEW: Talk About Books

By Van Andruss —  Every now and then a book comes along that seems meant for me. Such a book is James B. MacKinnon’s “The Once and Future World: Nature as it was, as it is, as it could be” (Random House, 2013). James MacKinnon is a gifted writer already known for the previous best-seller, […]

CONSERVATION | Secretly Hoping to be Wrong

CONSERVATION | Secretly Hoping to be Wrong

By Ray Grigg — Anyone who gives serious consideration to environmental issues these days secretly hopes to be wrong. This curious contradiction stems from the stark realization that almost all the credible information coming repeatedly from multiple objective sources has identified the inability of our planet’s essential ecologies to absorb the impact of the materialistic […]

CONSERVATION | The Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley Expands Nature Conservancy Footprint

CONSERVATION | The Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley Expands Nature Conservancy Footprint

By Sage Birchwater — Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) made a key acquisition in the Chilcotin this spring, with the purchase of the picturesque 470-acre Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley. The property, located 250 km west of Williams Lake and a dozen kilometres down the Klinaklini Valley from Highway 20, is book-ended by two […]