Tynette Deveaux: We must stop thinking of ourselves as powerless in the face of big corporations and governments that time and time again betray our trust. We stop asking those in power to do the right thing. We start telling them what they must do.
Press release: Charged with “refusing to leave private property [the MacDonald bridge] when instructed to do so,” the defendants argued that their actions were justified to avert a greater emergency – the climate crisis.
Letter: “Canada Post already has the infrastructure and the network it needs to be an integral part of the post-COVID recovery and to become a leader in sustainable development. In doing so, it would create jobs across the country and be part of the government’s environmental plan, while also respecting its mandate to be financially self-sustaining.”
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?”