Montreal Simon: Celebrating Spring and the Light After the Darkness of the Cons

At first glance it might seem like a strange  way to celebrate the arrival of Spring in the Great White North, and the end of the Great Darkness. By turning out the lights. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canadian organizers of Earth Hour in asking Canadians to turn their lights off Saturday night along with millions ...

350 or bust: Dear Future Generations: Sorry

This Earth Day, activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea launched his newest online video entitled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry” to motivate young citizens to take immediate action to stop climate change by protecting threatened forests through the Stand for Trees campaign. “Climate change is an emergency situation of the highest degree and all of us ...

ParliamANT Hill: Humpbacks losing ‘threatened’ status amid pipeline concerns

This is Earth Day? Inspired by this headline.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/humpback-whale-losing-threatened-status-amid-northern-gateway-concerns-1.2617633

Things Are Good: Transition From Knowing About Earth Day to Acting to Help the Earth

Today is Earth Day which is a day that calls people to be conscious of the environment and find ways to help or protect nature. It’s a great intuitive that has been around since 1970 and it’s impact continues to grow. One issue that a lot of environmental organizations run into is transitioning people’s knowledge ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Did Earth Day Not Quite Do It For You This Year?

Some years, Earth Day clicks for people in a profound way. I’ve spoken to a few who were distinctly non-plussed with how things didn’t come together for them and their dreams this year. If you need some optimism for the rest of your week, check out this compendium. Pay attention to the ages of those ...

Cowichan Conversations: Steve Harper Celebrates The Alberta Religous Ritual Of Pipeline Hugging

Walking Turcot Yards: Earth Day

350 or bust: This Earth Day, Let’s Focus On Saving Humans

It’s a snowy and cold Earth Day morning in northwestern Ontario. On this Earth Day, Joe Romm over at Think Progress muses about renaming Earth Day – after all, it’s really humans and our civilization that is in peril at this point by our feckless, reckless and cavalier treatment of the ecosystem that gives us ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 22, 2013

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 22, 2013, Earth Day!: Pakistani Court Orders Musharraf Detained for 2 More Weeks Stream the High Court To be or not to be? The question of the exclusion of trust property upon marriage breakdown Judge permanently blocks North Dakota ban on ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism and the Natural Environment: Conor Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Today is Earth Day! Conor celebrated yesterday with some Run, Jump, Fly fun on the North Riverfront Trail here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  We try to get outdoors and celebrate our natural environment with Conor every day, every chance we get. 

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 18 2013: Earth Day special | Ottawa takes on climate change

Download: earthgauge-podcast-april18-2013.mp3 This week we celebrate Earth Day and look at why cities are so important in the fight against climate change. I have two features on the program today: Interview with Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada Presentation by Alex Wood of Sustainable Prosperity from the City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Roundtable We also ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: Earth Day and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities

On Earthgauge Radio this week, it’s Earth Day! I’ll be speaking with the president of Earth Day Canada, Jed Goldberg. We talk about what is being planned for this year’s event on April 22 (Monday) and we discuss the role of Earth Day activities at a time when many environmental problems around the world seem ...

Montreal Simon: How to Fight Back Against The Porky Action Ads

Gawd. You just can't teach old Cons new tricks eh?For there they are bombarding the airwaves with their grotesque Porky Action Plan ads again. Even though it's costing a fortune. The Harper government spent $21 million on major advertising campaigns under its Economic Action Plan brand in 2011-12, according to the latest annual report on ad ...

The Canadian Progressive: Solidarity spring: A Call to action from Idle No More & Defenders of the Land

 By: Idle No More | Press Release: Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights and environmental protections. In three short months, the movement has succeeded in raising global consciousness through education, cultural resurgence, and democratic political activism. We have […] The post Solidarity spring: ...

350 or bust: Earth Day With A Twist: Giving Our Credit Cards A Holy Pause

Last weekend, I had the privilege of participating in a unique Earth Day celebration in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On the sunny Earth Day Sunday, I joined dozens of other people streaming into the procession as it made its way down the city’s main street. We were bracketed by a golden oil barrel in the front and ...

Montreal Simon: Earth Day and the Harper Cons

I spent a really quiet Earth Day. Paying homage to the sun, using as little energy as possible, and wishing I was in Montreal. Read more »

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

For Earth Day, this prayer is reposted from May 13, 2010, nearly a month after the BP oil gusher started spewing oil into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico: T. Thorn Coyle blogs at Thorncoyle.com on her thoughts on practice, philosophy, politics and love. She wrote A Prayer For My Beloved in response to the catastrophe ...

350 or bust: Earth Day: Carl Sagan On Global Warming

Via Climate Crocks, Carl Sagan on global warming on Earth Day 19990. Note that Sagan’s C02 numbers reflect the 1990 numbers, not current ones. And  when he says that the U.S. generates 21% of the gasses that are responsible for greenhouse effect, he means the extra gases that contribute to atmospheric warming, above and beyond the ...