Since 2011, Windermere High School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now has organized an Annual Earth Day Celebration. Each April Vancouverites have flocked to Commercial Drive for this this fun, family-friendly tradition, coming together to celebrate the planet.
Join us on Sunday April 26, 2015 for this youth-driven parade!
We will be marching up Commercial Drive with large and colourful banners, costumes, pedal-powered floats, and much more all focusing on the effects of climate change. Musical guests, engaging guest speakers and information tables from metro Vancouver environmental organizations like the Wilderness Committee will make this event informative and fun.
I’m sure by now you have heard a lot about the transit referendum here in the Lower Mainland. This is a crucial opportunity for us to tell decision-makers that we want, and need – better public transit!
Well, less than a year after the tailings pond dam gave way and flooded the natural environment with tailings and wastewater, the mining company – Imperial Metals – is applying to the BC government to re-open the mine.
I remember in 2010, before I knew my future lay in Canada, I was in Scotland enjoying my Canadian friend’s pride over hosting the Winter Olympics. One detail that twigged my attention at the time was the fact that snow was being trucked to the slopes surrounding Vancouver, because it was unusually warm that winter and they desperately needed it for the alpine events. When I asked whether or not trucking in snow was commonplace in Canada, I got a clear and uncompromising response: no this was freakish, an uncommon practice born out of bad natural luck.