West Vancouver Yacht Club Awarded Five-Anchor Eco-Rating Certification

Fisherman’s Cove earns the program's highest eco rating

Left to right: Vice Commodore – Doug Wall, Clean Marine BC Coordinator – Michelle Young, General Manager – David Martin, Mayor of West Vancouver – Mary-Ann Booth, Board Member at Large and Communications Coordinator – Len Kelsey, Past Commodore – Phil Aldrich. Photo by Anita Noon We are pleased to report that following an independent certification…

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Georgia Strait Alliance responds to NEB report

In response to the National Energy Board’s report that recommends the federal Cabinet allow the Trans Mountain expansion project to go ahead, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Executive Director Christianne Wilhelmson, said: The National Energy Board’s rubber stamp is not a surprise, but it’s still disappointing. The NEB’s recommendation relies on spill planning that’s based on an unscientific hope that diluted bitumen…

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Georgia Strait Alliance responds to CleanBC in the provincial budget

In response to CleanBC details in Budget 2019, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Community Organizer Anna Barford, said: “We were very glad to see that this budget supports the measures outlined in CleanBC to reach 75 percent of our pre-Paris 2030 target. This budget includes funded measures that are very exciting, including: investments that support transitioning Indigenous and remote, communities from using diesel, expansion…

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Eco-certification arrives to marinas in Central Vancouver Island

Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC visits boating facilities from Sayward to Nanaimo

The Clean Marine BC program, an eco-certification program run by Georgia Strait Alliance, begins a ten-day tour of marinas in Central Vancouver Island on December 10 as a boots-on-the-ground invitation for boating facilities to participate in the program. Georgia Strait Alliance is encouraging boating facilities in this region to participate in this program that works with recreational boating facilities to…

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B.C. climate plan offers new climate accountability actions

Climate oversight a game-changer in keeping B.C. on track, say environmental groups

A group of environmental organizations is highlighting the critical, new role given to the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council under the CleanBC plan, providing improved governance and better oversight of British Columbia’s new climate action plan. If implemented, this will be the first time that an advisory council is mandated under the Climate Change Accountability Act. Ecojustice, Georgia Strait…

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Georgia Strait Alliance wins EcoStar Award for Clean Marine BC

Georgia Strait Alliance has won the Maritime Industry Award for its Clean Marine BC program at the Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards on November 26. The EcoStar Awards recognize environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. They are hosted by the Synergy Sustainability Institute, which is a non-profit with a mission to catalyze the green economy on Vancouver Island.…

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Festival of Ocean Films travels to Victoria and Pender Harbour

Official film selection celebrates oceans, orcas and ecosystems

The Festival of Ocean Films, hosted by Georgia Strait Alliance, is on the road to mark its 9th year, travelling to Victoria on May 30 and to the Sunshine Coast’s Pender Harbour on June 9. This year’s screenings carry strong messages about the current state of the world’s oceans to honour World Oceans Day, while also serving to inspire audiences…

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Community-business-Indigenous leaders launch ‘Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon’

Asks BC-ers to support removal of open net-pen fish farms

Today in Vancouver, a diverse group of B.C. community, Indigenous, and business leaders announced the launch of the “Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon”. The declaration seeks to draw together the growing number of voices calling on the B.C. government to take action on salmon farming by refusing to renew fish farm leases when they expire in June, 2018. The…

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Georgia Strait Alliance releases first-ever State of the Waterfront Report for Vancouver

There is a significant gap in the city’s waterfront planning

Vancouver, BC — Vancouver’s waterfront, which spans from saltwater in Burrard Inlet to freshwater in the Fraser River, is showing the stresses of a shoreline that lacks a comprehensive approach to considering the sustainability and accessibility of waterfront areas throughout the city. Georgia Strait Alliance, a regional marine conservation non-profit, has measured and tracked five key trends that demonstrate the…

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