Save the Salish Sea!

I am very excited to announce the launch of Save the Salish Sea, our new campaign in collaboration with the Wilderness Committee to protect our unique corner of the ocean from the threat of fossil fuel expansion. The Salish Sea is one of the world’s most spectacularly beautiful and ecologically rich bodies of water, stretching … Continue reading

Read more »

BC Election results: making sense of the tea leaves

It’s been more than a day since the results of the BC election were finalized and I’m still trying to read the tea leaves of what British Columbians have told us.  The results of the election are – to say the least – puzzling.  At a time when we need action on climate change, no … Continue reading

Read more »

Dawn Breaks on an Exciting New Vision for our Waterfront

By the time the sun was rising over the city of Vancouver around 7:00 AM on March 28th, Communities Atlas Coordinator Rebecca Adams and I had been up for hours, making our way across the Strait by ferry to the first gathering of Georgia Strait Alliance’s innovative Waterfront Initiative.  It was an inspiring day, anticipated to … Continue reading

Read more »

Time to help protect the southern Georgia Strait

Have you written your letter to Parks Canada about moving the feasibility process along to create permanent protection for the incredible, amazing, unique and essential marine environment of the southern Strait of Georgia?  Here’s some help in making it happen! (With thanks to Canadian Parks and Wilderness Committee!) Feel free to copy and paste parts … Continue reading

Read more »

Down at the Dock: Clean Marine BC sees real, positive results!

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce on Perspectives on the Marine Economy. My talk focused on our Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program, and how a clean marine environment is critical to a healthy coastal economy here in BC. Alongside teachers and politicians, the room … Continue reading

Read more »

Time to Turn the Tide on Fossil Fuels

Tammy, Rebecca and Georgia ( mermaid) at the GSA booth. When it comes to a possible increase in fossil fuel oil tanker traffic in the Georgia Strait– whether in the form of the deadly tar sands bitumen or other forms of fossil fuels, we find ourselves in a debate of values.  Do we value our … Continue reading

Read more »

A trek to MEC Bikefest and a tasting of Vancouver Island’s Farmers Markets

  BMX performer Travis Collier at MEC BikefestPhoto credit: Isabelle Gendron-Lemieux Deanna and I departed for Vancouver last Friday night to attend MEC Bikefest. Feeling ambitious and in the spirit of alternative transportation, we decided to go car-less. We thus embarked on the ferry rolling our tent and our display material on a trolley. After braving … Continue reading

Read more »

Crossing The Strait of Georgia – A Very Personal Journey

Just over 2 months ago I suffered a very severe cardiac arrest while teaching a Karate class on Gabriola Island on the west side of Georgia Strait. It was pretty instantaneous as I felt strange for just a few seconds before I collapsed and I was essentially dead before I hit the floor. There was … Continue reading

Read more »