Sierra Club BC’s Education Team has been hard at work! Just last week, we delivered thirteen school-based workshops and two professional development workshops for teachers in Treaty 8 territory of the Dane-zaa people.
In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary—widely used in schools around the world—was published, it was missing around forty common words related to nature. Sierra Club BC's Amira Maddison reviews "The Lost Words," a book that highlights these missing markers of the natural world.
In the 1990s, our members were among the many voices calling for protection of the Sooke Hills. When the Province suggested it was considering a developing a roadway through this local treasure, we knew it was time to jump into action.
The outpouring in North Cowichan has been a reminder of community power and that a better future for BC's forests is entirely possible. Meanwhile, on the Sunshine Coast, some of Canada’s oldest living trees remain under immediate threat.
From Ex-Enron executives convincing the federal government to buy a leaky tar sands pipeline to SNC-Lavalin lawyers doing Indigenous consultation for the federal government, the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers is a story of corporate influence over governments, review processes and the public interest.
In reflecting on climate change, we experience a difficult tension between hope and hopelessness. Somehow we need to hold both at the same time. How do we honour important emotions like grief, while staying motivated to take critical actions that will make a difference?