Let’s start at the very beginning: How the cryosphere influences our oceans

My first interaction with the Salish Sea was from several mountainous kilometres away up in St’atm’ic Nation Territory near the Bridge River and its headwaters, the Bridge Glacier. I was six months old when my Mother and my Granny carried me down to waters that would eventually flow into the Fraser River and out to … Continue reading

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Stop fueling the fire: end fossil fuel subsidies in B.C.

Climate change is already being felt here in BC. Our coast is seeing warmer waters, which the Department of Fisheries and Oceans says is causing salmon declines on the BC coast. Fire seasons in 2017 and 2018 were extreme events driven by climate change, impacting our economy and human health, and costing taxpayers hundreds of … Continue reading

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Climate Accountability Means Communities of Care: Meet GSA’s Newest Organizer

Hey everyone! My name is Gillian Der and I am so excited to be jumping into this role as community organizer on GSA’s municipal climate accountability efforts. I am looking forward to campaigning to support community members in asking their municipalities around the Salish Sea to send letters to the top 20 carbon producers, holding … Continue reading

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A Bingo night to remember

Last Saturday night we showed Vancouver our wild side, and girl, it was worth it! Over 80 people showed up at a specially haunted Russian Hall to play a game of mystery and intrigue… Bingo! Our host extraordinaire, dazzling artist Kyle Loven, won everyone over with his humour and charisma. Beer and cider flowed in … Continue reading

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Climate accountability and fiscal responsibility

Multi-year summer droughts. Forest fire smoke turning the sun orange. Winter storms increasing erosion of the shoreline. Coastal communities may not face the same dramatic climate impacts as interior residents driven out by wildfires and flooding, but even here the impacts are becoming evident. Climate change is probably the single, biggest threat to the health … Continue reading

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