Around the World With the Zero Waste Message

Zero Waste International Alliance President Richard Anthony gives us an overview of the important work they are doing to implement Zero Waste in communities around the world.

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Paris Climate Talks - Walk Out Over Finance

COP21 delegates received the updated negotiating text of a potential Paris Climate Agreement (ADP Draft Agreement) wednesday. Still too long at 50 pages and 208 brackets (disputed text/issues). The text revealed the major perennially thorny issue of funding (finance) to help developing countries cope with climate impacts and move to low carbon energy systems.

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Happy Holidays and Dreaming into the New Year; Workshops

With warmth and joy, we at One Straw would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season!  We are so thankful for all of your continued support and are so happy to have your interest in food security on the sunshine coast!

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The Decline of Abundance

The decline of abundance and decline of diversity of life associated with aquatic systems in and around the Georgia Basin of BC may have peaked in the late 20th century. That is not to say that it can’t or won’t decline further, but that there has been some marginal recovery of species and even of abundance, during the new millennium.

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PH Secondary Students Study Underwater Life During Field Trip to Egmont

In spite of the cold wind, curiosity and the sunshine won out as students from Pender Harbour Secondary School gathered on the dock of the Backeddy Marina to view a multitude of marine creatures. 

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Let’s Quit Pretending Dams Like Site C Are Good for the Climate

There are many good reasons not to build Site C Dam: destruction of farmland and wildlife habitat, the violation of First Nations’ rights, the likely $15 Billion tab for taxpayers, and the fact that we simply don’t need the power. But you can add one very important item to the list: CLIMATE.

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Isolation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Part I

Earlier this year I received a message from a long-time reader of my Communications[1], who was persuaded of the urgency of the climate problem. As a significant supporter of the Democratic Party, he had the opportunity to meet President Obama, and he was preparing a specific question: would the President be willing to “meet with Jim Hansen”, who, the supporter asserted, understood the problem as well as anyone and has “some viable ways to fix the problem”?

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Paris Climate Talks – Most Countries Want 1.5C Target not 2.0C

Leaders of 30 nations began the Paris climate negotiations with a call to cut CO2 emissions dramatically to keep the global average temperature rise below 1.5C. These countries are part of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) — countries highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

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What A Difference Six Years Makes

The Paris climate talks began today following a weekend where a record-breaking 785,000 people in 175 countries marched in support of strong climate action. In addition almost 1.8 million people of faith signed a petition for compassionate climate action.With nearly 150 Heads of State on hand the COP 21 negotiations began Monday. Hopes are high there will be a strong, new global agreement to tackle climate change.

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