by Stan Hirst During the run-up to the 2015 Canadian federal elections a total of 164,704 respondents reacted to the simple online question “What issue is most important to you in this election?“. The largest proportion of respondents (36%) said “economy”. The next largest proportion (11%) said “environment”. The remaining issues cited were “health” (11%),… Continue reading Canada’s environmental performance: cause for concern?
The first phase of regulations regarding spill preparedness came into effect in October 2017. The second phase, happening now, includes the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s Intentions Paper outlining policy concepts government is considering to ensure effective spill management across the province. Government wishes to collect feedback from Indigenous community members, industry, local government, environmental organizations, affected… Continue reading Do you have thoughts on the way B.C. deals with environmental spill emergencies?
by Patricia Plackett On 26 October 2017 a salon organized by the Suzuki Elders examined the growing concern surrounding plastic in our oceans. The durability of plastic means that it never disappears, although it can break down into smaller and smaller micro-sized and nano-sized pieces. Of the plastic discarded on land, a surprisingly large amount… Continue reading Rethinking PLASTIC: Making change happen
by Patricia Plackett A summary of a Suzuki Elder Salon held on 26 October 2017, Vancouver, B.C. The salon was organized by: Mel Bilko, David Clayton, Erzsi Institorisz, Yiman Jiang, Maria Kim, David Plackett, Patricia Plackett and Erlene Woollard. Estimates suggest that between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every… Continue reading What’s in Your Sushi?