We are lucky. Supporters of Georgia Strait Alliance are thoughtful individuals, who share a concern for the Salish Sea and are committed to building a better future. Often people think about contributing to the causes they care about with monthly donations or volunteering time, but there is a growing number of people who are going … Continue readingRead more »
Category Archives: Education & Outreach
Meet our summer community organizers!
Look out for our Assistant Community Organizers, who are out in communities across the Salish Sea this summer! You’ll likely see them at events and public spaces across the Indigenous territories of the Salish Sea, particularly in so-called East Vancouver, Richmond, Snuneymuxw/Nanaimo & West Vancouver. They will share information about GSA’s work, and have conversations … Continue readingRead more »
Meet Ambre Comeau, GSA’s Orca Action Month Volunteer!
Growing up, I had spent most of my childhood outside exploring the natural world, reading my collection of National Geographic magazines, as well as encyclopedias on North American plants, animals, and insects. My parents always encouraged this curiosity and helped to nurture it by gifting me microscopes, bug catching nets, and models of animal anatomy … Continue readingRead more »
UNDRIP & the Environmental Movement
Do you know the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and why it is crucial to the environmental movement? Adopted in 2007, UNDRIP is an international legal document that affirms the rights of Indigenous peoples and constitutes the minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being. Canada initially voted against endorsing … Continue readingRead more »
Interview with Karlo Kowalczyk, CEO of Restore Human
One of our newest organizational partners is Restore Human, a movement studio that incorporates (re-)connecting with nature as a core piece of its physical literacy training. Founder and CEO, Karlo Kowalczyk, donates a portion of his company’s revenue to GSA through 1% for the Planet. _________________________ 1. How did you hear about GSA? “Through my … Continue readingRead more »
It’s Orca Action Month and we want to celebrate with you!
We hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance and vulnerability of Southern Resident orcas this month. At GSA, June is one of our favorite times of year because, besides being the beginning of summer, we get to learn about, take actions and show our love for … Continue readingRead more »
An interview with Adam Butcher, Director at Seaflora Skincare
We are thrilled to have been chosen by Seaflora Skincare as recipient of their give back program! Seaflora Skincare Inc. is a second generation organic skincare brand that uses wild-harvested nutrient-rich seaweed. Adam Butcher is the son of founder Diane Bernard, also known as the Seaweed Lady, and is CEO of the Sooke-based company he … Continue readingRead more »
GSA’s Top Questions this Election Season
Here at Georgia Strait Alliance, we are looking forward to the opportunity to do what we do best – advocating for the health of the Salish Sea and a climate-forward future. We need to make sure that important issues like Indigenous sovereignty, climate action, and marine protection are top of mind among all of the … Continue readingRead more »
Reaching out while staying in
Toward a world built on justice, collaboration and compassion It’s almost inconceivable to me that it is May and that we are at the end of our seventh week of physical isolation. Like you, I am learning how to live with uncertainty and managing my feelings of loss from a world that changed without warning. … Continue readingRead more »
Happy National Volunteer Week 2020!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and we wouldn’t be able to do our work without them! Volunteers dedicate their time, knowledge, and talents to our organization in a variety of ways, from helping share information about Southern Resident orcas at our outreach tables, to coordinating kayakers and other activities at our Water’s Edge … Continue readingRead more »