Watch the Webinar: Forests and Our Health
April 29 and May 6, 2020
In this two part webinar, campaigners Jens Wieting and Mark Worthing discuss the importance of ancient forests for healthy communities, a liveable climate and sustainable economies through the portal of this pandemic. They also give a quick update on actions we are hoping to see from the BC government in the context of changes to provincial forestry laws, old-growth panel recommendations and support for Indigenous-led land use planning.
Find out how you can take action for old-growth and explore resources from the webinars down below!
Take Action for old-growth forests!
BC’s old-growth review panel is expected to share their recommendations on forest protection this week. Now’s a good time to chime in yourself and demand the BC government takes bold old-growth action based on science.
Share your thoughts on the future of forest protection by calling or sending a personal letter to the BC government:
- Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca, (250) 387-6240
- Premier John Horgan:
firstname.lastname@example.org, (250) 387-1715
If you’re not comfortable phoning in, you can always call after business hours and leave a message.
Need some talking points? Check out RainforestIsland.ca and our submission to the panel here. View Jens’ slides from the webinar here.
CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES FROM THE WEBINAR:
- Jens’ latest piece in the National Observer: Earth Day 50 is over, so how do we get to Earth Day 100?
- Learn more about and support the Nuchatlaht title case
- Our Clearcut Carbon report
- 7 Myths about forests, carbon and climate change
- Jens’ slides from the webinar (April 29)
- Jens’ slides from the Q&A (May 6)
About the Resiliency In Times of Change webinar series
Throughout this bi-weekly series, you’ll hear from the Sierra Club BC team and special guests as we reflect on our role during this moment of transformation. Covering everything from the connections between ecosystem and human health to climate justice, we’ll be diving deeper than ever into diverse community and nature-based stories.
Join us every other Wednesday at noon Pacific Time.