After declaring a climate emergency Halifax committed to buy upwards of 150 diesel buses from then until 2023. Meanwhile, PEI announced that their entire fleet of 220 school buses would be electrified by 2040 or sooner, and that, without preamble, they’d gone ahead and purchased their first twelve all-electrics. Zack Metcalfe investigates.
In this second and final part of a series Lily Barraclough continues to tell the stories of some of the queer activists inside Nova Scotia’s environmental movement. Meet climate and queer rights activist Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky and Naomi Bird, a two-spirited Cree person.
In this first of a two-part series Lily Barraclough sets out to tell the stories of some of the queer activists inside Nova Scotia’s environmental movement. Meet school strike organizer Julia Sampson and forest defender Nina Newington.
Poet meets polar bear: an animated film of a climate grief poem by Mad poet Anna Quon.
Media release: On December 9th between 4-8pm, Climate Strike Halifax, A.K.A School Strike 4 Climate Halifax will hold a covid-friendly candlelight action to remind world leaders of their duty to uphold the Paris Agreement and fight for 1.5 degrees of warming.
An open letter to Iain Rankin, former Minister of the department of Lands and Forestry, now running for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Liberal party. “Mr. Rankin, your pledges need to be trustworthy if you want them to translate into votes, and how are voters to trust you with a record like that? More needs to be done to restore credibility, and clearly, much more needs to be done towards a sustainable future in this province,” writes Shanni Bale.
Kathrin Winkler: “Why motor willingly to climate disaster? How is purchasing 130 diesel buses consistent with a climate emergency and evidence based decision making, that were declared unanimously by council?”
A coalition of more than 100 environmental and Indigenous groups from Canada and Europe are asking Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee in support of a mega project to process and export natural gas in Goldboro, Guysborough County.
Not quite the huge turnout of last year, but a very respectable 500 people gathered at the Grand Parade for this year’s climate strike. Their message was just as powerful as last year’s, and even more urgent.
Press release: Members of Stop Spraying and Clear-Cutting Nova Scotia (SSCCNS) will be attending the student-led Climate Strike on Friday, September 25, 2020. On this day of global climate action, SSCCNS would like to highlight the vital role that healthy forests play in fighting climate change. Science shows that forests stabilize our climate by absorbing and storing carbon, which prevents that carbon from further warming our atmosphere. This is a significant consideration in Nova Scotia, where forests cover 75% of our province.