The final numbers are in, and it’s bad news for Kinder Morgan. In the depths of summer, over 1700 British Columbians came out to the federal government’s panel meetings on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project – and over 91% of speakers were firmly opposed. Speaking passionately and eloquently, from Kamloops to Victoria, determined … Continue readingRead more »
Posts Tagged: Public Outreach
Clean Marine BC at the Vancouver International Boat Show
The Vancouver International Boat Show is underway! GSA staff, volunteers, and our mermaid Georgia are at BC Place handing out our popular Guide to Green Boating. Boaters are also keen to learn about our Clean Marine BC eco-certified marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards. Our booth includes a gorgeous map of the 25 member facilities … Continue readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
A final goodbye from our summer outreach coordinators
Well, it’s been a fantastic three months, but it’s time for summer interns Mikaela and Megan to say goodbye and head on back to their university classes. Here are a few thoughts they wish to share about their summer with GSA: We’ve had a great time working with Georgia Strait Alliancethis summer. With just over … Continue readingRead more »
It’s time to name our Mermaid – join the fun and win!
Here I am enjoying the 100th annual Coombs Fair! (Photo M. Wilson) Hi everyone; it’s your favourite mermaid here, asking for some help choosing my new name. Georgia Strait Alliance’s Outreach Coordinators Mikaela and Megan have worked tirelessly all summer to get as many name choices as possible for me to choose from, and over … Continue readingRead more »
Calling all Volunteers! How YOU can protect the Georgia Strait
Tacking on extra experience to your resume, networking and meeting people from diverse backgrounds or simply boosting your karma and self-worth, all are common reasons we sign up to volunteer. A quick surf of the internet illuminates thousands of ways to provide your time free of charge – you could be cleaning houses, fundraising for … Continue readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
Are YOU a Caring Kayaker?
As strong coastal winds whipped under a blanket of summer sunshine, our volunteer Jessie and I began our set-up at Jericho Beach for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Vancouver Paddlefest last Saturday. While we did have our fair share of weather and equipment challenges, we were SO pleased to see so much responsible recreational activity taking place … Continue readingRead more »
Georgia’s Thoughts –Mermaid reflections on a weekend of festivals
After a busy weekend of travelling, talking and bean bag tossing, I Georgia the Mermaid would like to reflect on my experiences at the BC Shellfish Festival in Comox and Car Free Day in Vancouver. Cruising along the Island Highway, and basking in the early morning sunshine, my GSA companions Megan and Mikaela (M&M) talked through their upcoming weekend … Continue readingRead more »