Rebecca Gunn Hansen is a youth leader. Rebecca took part in Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP). For many years, YELP provided a space for powerful and transformative youth learning on environmental issues.
A new report prepared by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre (ELC) for Sierra Club BC calls for thirty per cent base level protection of old-growth ecosystems and intact forests across the province as part of the provincial government’s amendments to provincial forestry regulations.
In Episode 8, we explore what transportation could look like in the future.
Four years ago, I testified at the secret spy hearings. But because of the gag order placed on me and all other witnesses, I can’t tell you what they asked, what I said, who was there, or even where the hearings were held.
Cypress Bowl area lies within the territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. They are hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Hunq’eme’nem) speaking peoples who have lived in the area and stewarded it since time immemorial.
Episode 7 invites us to rethink our approach to land as we transition to clean energy.
On June 6, concerned local residents demonstrated outside seventeen MLA offices and demanded immediate action to protect BC forests.
The federal government finally announced that we are in a climate emergency. The next day, they approved the Trans Mountain tarsands pipeline expansion.
This month, Bill C-48 – the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act – and Bill C-69 – the Impact Assessment Act – both finally became law!
In Episode 6: We follow the money to see who owns energy, who profits, and who’s at risk of being left out in the cold.
səl̓ilw̓ət (Sleilwaut) is the Hun’qumyi’num name for Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. It’s the place from which the səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people derive their name. Tsleil-Waututh means “The People of the Inlet.” This marine area lies within the territory of the səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.
We are thrilled to welcome Ciera DeSilva to our team as the new Education Program Manager!
Leave no trace. What does the three-word slogan really mean? Simply put, it is the best practice to follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces. It’s a lot more than just packing out your garbage.