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Paying for Popularity

Last December the Guardian newspaper released six articles in one week under the globalized theme: Taming Corporate Power.  After the fall of Wall Streets banks in 2009 byway of its subprime mortgage debacle, the eyes of the West began to defog and we, its citizens,…

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Would you drink water contaminated with copper?

Since August 4th this year, the residents of Likely, BC have had a very unique problem. People lost their jobs, tourists stopped visiting the area, they can peel the skin off of their salmon by simply touching it and they have lost access to some…

Changing Gears event poster: August 19, 2014 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Free event: Changing Gears

Learn bike repair & maintenance skills and service your bike at this free, youth-only event. Join us at Kickstand (1739 Venables) on August 19 from 6:00-9:00PM!

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Big Media and Oil Interests: Polluting Democracy

Good journalism is key to a healthy democracy. In Canada, it’s becoming apparent that the conversation around the environment is being tightly controlled… Such a system means that the voices of corporations, fossil-fuel interests, and climate change contributors are heard over those of our communities.

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How Climate Change is Challenging Fundamental Economic Principles

Divestment from oil companies started in US schools and numerous North American schools have taken such action. When such economically “irrational” behaviour begins to become the norm, it is time to reconsider what is rational and irrational.

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Connecting the Dots. Taking Action.

Youth can spark massive movements that fundamentally change society despite institutionalized power and oppression. Do we have to wait until the guns start firing and the square starts burning until we begin to pay attention and act?

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How is Environmental Justice an Act of Radical Self Love?

Environmentalism, justice, and body positivity are rarely linked, but I think they should be. Due to systemic and environmental factors, many people have a much more difficult time pursuing well-being and self-care than others. Environmental justice seeks to highlight and halt the unequal distribution of the burden of pollution and environmental degradation, while also empowering all communities to have a meaningful say in environmental policy, implementation and enforcement.

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The Necessity of (milk)Weeds

Our need to increase productivity in agriculture to account for the amount of human mouths to feed should aim to avoid impacting the natural movement of this species, or any species for that matter.

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Back in Action with the Youth of 2013

There are millions of youth who often go unrecognised for their day-to-day hard work and kind acts towards making this world more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. To reflect upon the year, I have selected a few kick-butt stories that stood out for me in 2013.

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Mode Shift

Mode Shift, a podcast about sustainable transportation in Canada, is now online!