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Grassroots action is very effective and can spread awareness to every community in Canada. The Wilderness Committee always works within the law and uses public awareness campaigns combined with rallies, public presentations, etc. to win campaigns. Be part of our successful campaigns: get involved!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
The Wilderness Committee is proud to have been picked again this year by one of Vancouver Island’s most exciting eco-tourism businesses as its Earth Day partner! On Saturday, April 18th, we’ll be out at AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours near Sooke celebrating Earth Day with our newest publications and campaign updates.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
WC Mid-Island Chapter hosts Earth Day at Qualicum Beach Town Hall Square with an Earth Day cake cutting ceremony that will include a welcoming by Chief Michael Recalma, Qualic
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us for Yoga for Wilderness at MokSana Yoga Center!  This is a drop-in class by donation (*suggested donation is $10). All proceeds will be donated to the Wilderness Committee. 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00am - 10:00pm
Want to start your morning off right? Grab a coffee from Habit Coffee on Earth Day and make a donation to the Wilderness Committee. Habit will kindly match all your donations!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Raise a glass for nature! Join us for sandwiches and suds at our Cheers to the Wilderness fundraiser at The Drake in celebration of Earth Day! Tickets are only $20 and includes a choice of a Roast Beef Cheese Steak Sandwich OR a Sloppy Lentil Joe AND a Cold Pint of Hoyne Beer! A portion of all proceeds will go to the Wilderness Committee!
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:30am - 4:00pm
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.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
From Clayoquot to the Chilcotin and Beyond Hosted by Wilderness Committee, Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks, ICCA Consortium, Tunesit'in Government

Campaign Actions

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    This guide is designed to help you make your garden a bee-friendly environment! It includes information about which flowers are best for bees, and some simple tips that you can use to help a bee in need.

    Like all living creatures, bees need the basics to survive: food, shelter and fresh water!

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    Remember the massive Mount Polley mine disaster that happened last August near the town of Likely, BC? The one that released more than 17 million cubic metres of water and contaminated slurry into nearby fish-bearing streams and lakes, and was dubbed the worst tailings pond breach in Canadian mining history?

    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. 

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    The majority of British Columbians are opposed to increased tanker traffic in the Salish Sea. But right now, the province doesn't hold much weight when it comes to decisions on tar sands pipelines and oil tankers.

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    Only about a dozen spotted owls are left in the wild in southwest mainland BC (the only place they are found in Canada) because of extreme logging of their old-growth forest habitat.  Where once 500 pairs of owls thrived in these forests, now clearcuts, roads and power lines have tattered and fragmented the old forests to such an extent that the owls teeter on the brink of extinction in Canada.

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    As images of reindeer and snowy evergreens appear as part of our seasonal celebrations, it’s time to care for the reindeer cousins right here in Manitoba – the woodland caribou.