The power of hope

It feels just a little bit brighter. The elections results of October 19th have brought to an end a period of great darkness for civil society.  If that sounds melodramatic, I can tell you from direct experience it is not. Deemed enemies of the state, attacked, tied up in administrative burdens so we could be … Continue reading

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Down at the Dock: Derelict Vessels and Green Boating Solutions

Recreational boating is an incredibly attractive pastime – who wouldn’t be attracted to time spent out on the water with family and friends? Unfortunately, those who have never experienced the reality of owning a boat are more susceptible to being lured into taking a boat that’s offered for free or buying one on the cheap, … Continue reading

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Art for social change – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

What motivates a person to standup paddleboard 400 km along BC’s Central Coast or spend the winter on a remote arctic island with little but his surfboard? Over 120 people gathered in Victoria on November 13thto find out! Georgia Strait Alliance was proud to host these and six other inspirational stories at the Wild & … Continue reading

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Ryan joins GSA for the summer

Hello GSA supporters, Ryan with his friend and classmate Rabbi Salih during his recent convocation ceremony. My name is Ryan Butler, and I am excited to be joining GSA’s dynamic staff this summer as the Clean Marine Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, I’ve worked and volunteered with several NGOs and student organizations, … Continue reading

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Summer Outreach Begins!

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Taking a break from field work with the Larabanga Girls Dance Group in Larabanga, Ghana My name is Natalie and I am one of the lucky students who was hired to work with the Georgia Strait Alliance throughout the summer. I’m a life-time resident of Nanaimo, and I just finished the third year of my … Continue reading

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Gathering to learn, share and protect the Salish Sea

We all have particular events we look forward to.  If you’re a fan of comics and science fiction, then the event you count the days to is ComiCon.  If you’re that person who has to have the latest gadget, then you can’t wait each year for the Consumers Electronics Show. But if you’re someone who’s … Continue reading

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SunCruiser supports Clean Marine BC

A huge thank you to SunCruiser Magazine for their ongoing support of Georgia Strait Alliance and our Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program! Watch for us in this year’s SunCruiser, which will be out very soon. We have been given two full pages to update you on the goings-on of Clean Marine … Continue reading

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Join us at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Once again we will be reaching out to boaters at the upcoming Vancouver International Boat Show, spreading the word about green boating and our Clean Marine BC eco-certified marinas. The Vancouver International Boat Show and Boating B.C. (formerly the B.C. Marine Trades Association) have long been supporters of Clean Marine BC and we would like to thank them for their … Continue reading

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Goodbye Gorgeous Georgia Strait

This fall, Karen Jørgensen joined the GSA team as a volunteer and we were so happy to have her on board. Here is her last blog before she heads home. **** I can’t believe that it is time for me to go already. For almost three months now, I have been a volunteer at Georgia Strait … Continue reading

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Investing in the long view

We’re really lucky in BC to have so many different environmental groups working to protect our air and water.  Each represents a different focus or perspective, which is incredibly valuable but understandably that diversity can seem overwhelming to the public at times. So it’s not surprising that I’m frequently asked, “Who is Georgia Strait Alliance … Continue reading

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