Lucid Ramblings

On a Drink of Water and on Slowing Down By Dan KingsburySuzuki Elder Maybe climate change is the wrong message. Maybe fresh water scarcity and water wars are the right message, and unless we do something different soon, it isn’t going to matter much. Such as it is, we are a reflection of our environment.… Continue reading Lucid Ramblings

Be Prepared, Not Scared

By Lillian Ireland. Just over a year ago, British Columbia experienced a harrowing flood, impacting and altering life inland and in many areas along the coast.  Folks came from across Canada to help with the devastation and aftermath, offering psycho-social and logistical support as well as boots-on-the-ground assistance. Close friends had been caught between two… Continue reading Be Prepared, Not Scared

The Green New Deal in Canada

Transformation to Better Stewardship and a Restoration Economy Josef Kuhn MSc, EcologistRay Travers MSc, Forester Climate change, unhealthy ecological and economic systems and human conflict require a fresh approach to business and government in the twenty-first century. A rapidly growing number of Canadians, and like-minded people in many countries around the world, are working to… Continue reading The Green New Deal in Canada

Early Spring

By Lillian Ireland The early dawn had been enshrouded in profound global grief. Feeling the despair, I turned off the news and stepped outside for some brisk morningair. Needing a healthy distraction, I drove to my outdoor sanctuary, a place of safety andfamiliarity. My fingers automatically reached for the car radio and just as quickly,… Continue reading Early Spring

A clear-eyed view of the value of Two-Eyed Seeing in environmental management

by Stan Hirst Canada has bequeathed a host of memes to the world. Most have to do with snow, cold, hockey or national institutions such as Tim Horton’s. Some are barbs at our American neighbours, others are subtle boosts to our own fragile egos. Now a new one has been appearing more frequently in the… Continue reading A clear-eyed view of the value of Two-Eyed Seeing in environmental management


In late April, Canada celebrated National Volunteer Week.  This year’s theme was: Volunteering is Empathy in Action.  “Volunteers bring heart to Canada’s communities, affirming the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. The empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers creates connected communities and… Continue reading Reclaimed

Butterfly Gardens Bring Biodiversity to British Columbia’s Urban Areas

It’s finally spring, and spring brings gardens and butterflies. Suzuki Elders and many other seniors are a driving force behind the creation and renewal of butterfly gardens popping up in many communities all over Canada. Butterfly gardens are designed to create a habitat for not only butterflies but pollinator insects of many kinds – first… Continue reading Butterfly Gardens Bring Biodiversity to British Columbia’s Urban Areas

The Story of Cascadia

It started as an accident. A whisky jack landed on the limb of an old pine overburdened with snow from the latest polar vortex. The limb broke with a loud crack triggering the index finger reflex of an RCMP officer providing lethal overwatch at a routine check on the TMX pipeline protest. A shot rang… Continue reading The Story of Cascadia