The last time I wrote about GreenPAC and environmental politics (see story here), I discussed the relationship between protesting and voting, and how youth engagement in the political sphere would be pivotal in putting environmentally informed politicians in office. To repeat my point just one more time (sorry), if you […]
How can I consider myself a “real environmentalist” if I’m not keeping up with the issues and solutions being discussed in the world around me? For me, Twitter and Instagram are often the first place where I find out about current and trending topics in the news. Recently, while browsing […]
As politicians dither, the clocks on climate change are ticking. The Canadian government has continued to promise action on climate change—from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement—but its commitment to change remains to be seen. Many Canadians have become fed up with government inaction on climate, including a young […]
Imagine catching a GO train to see, taste, and pick the best the world grows and prepares all in one place. Imagine picking your own berries and then drinking squeezed juice while watching some frisky goats. Then imagine sitting down to enjoy what can be done with the cheese they […]
The Toronto MPP and former Greenpeace head introduced Bill 21 Monday at Queen’s Park, legislation that would pave the way for individuals, governments and businesses to sue fossil fuel companies for property damage or loss, the higher cost of insurance or infrastructure expenses to protect against future harm.
The $19-billion award of the Ecuadorian court, in 2010, against Chevron to redress massive contamination in the Amazon had all the appearances of a cause célèbre. The class action lawsuit of Aguinda vs Chevron – initiated by 76 Indigenous people and migrant farmers, on behalf of 30,000 plaintiffs – represented […]
A consensus among nations was reached in Paris last Saturday. The agreement has received mixed reviews among the general public with some praising COP21 as the start of a new era of climate action and others criticizing the agreement as weak and incomplete.
The era of climate change denial is over, yet the connection between human consumption and climate change continues to be lost on some consumers. Climate change warning labels on gas pump nozzles provide a low-cost solution to bridge the gap that societies have towards the cause and effect of climate change.
We’re in the final stretch of the Paris climate change summit and COP21 negotiators are in a race with time as they try and finalize an agreement. The deadline for a universal agreement endorsed by all 195 signatories is looming and failure is not an option.
There was nothing “mock” about it. Canadian journalist Naomi Klein and American founder of 350.org Bill McKibben served as co-council in the trial of ExxonMobil. One of the biggest oil companies is the world was put on trial in Paris for crimes of deception. Investigations earlier this year revealed that […]