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A New Letter from Alexandra Morton

May 11, 2010, Hello. Once again it is up to us. 

The Get Out Migration was a powerful and wildly successful effort.  People in every town we passed through and on the road volunteered their time and expertise and the result is emergence of the people of the salmon, people who are strong, independent and understand the contribution of salmon in our lives, our future and our economy.

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Cochabamba and the World People's Conference

An international conference billed as The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth came to a close this week in Cochabamba, Bolivia following Earth Day. The conference was organized by Bolivian President Evo Morales after the frustration and non-action of the U.N. Copenhagen climate summit last December.

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The Fight HST petition has added another 9 ridings to the 15% of registered voters’ signatures for a total of 80 of 85 ridings to meet the Fight HST internal threshold.

Fight HST Lead Organizer, Chris Delaney, says the total signatures gathered is over 620,000, more than double the Elections BC threshold of 300,000 signatures required across the 85 electoral districts in BC


Sunshine Coast Petition Signup locations

Earth Day, April 22

Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22 every year. It was first celebrated in the US in 1970 with teach-ins to raise awareness of environmental pollution.

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10/10/10 Sunshine Coast

The people who brought you the worldwide phenomenon and hugely successful 350 day of action have set us up with a Sunshine Coast 10/10/10 Work Party page...

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350 Science is an international climate campaign working for a real deal that meets the latest science.

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Get Out Migration Walk Begins April 22

Salmon Are reports that support is building for the migration walk. They have also produced a new video
“I am humbled by the response from people around the world,” said Alexandra Morton who will be honoured at the 2010 WINGS ‘Women of Discovery Awards’ in New York later this week in an event hosted by Uma Thurman.  “Governments forced this industry into places many, many people tried to protect.  I think this is why this has become a movement with individuals forming their own migrations, like the salmon.  People know wild salmon are a life-support system for First Nations, our forests, bears, eagles, orcas, communities and our local economies.  As we stand up for our fish, juvenile wild salmon are running the gauntlet past salmon farms once again and be will burdened with disease and sea lice. Norwegian salmon farms have become the gatekeepers.  Government said salmon farms are good for us, but look again.  The way this industry has been run is a huge mistake and while government did not protect wild salmon people, they should offer a safety net for salmon farm families by moving salmon farming onto land, allowing a Canadian industry to develop and allow wild salmon to be restored.  The tragedy of the commons is very common, but we do not have to be this tragedy”.
The organization Salmon Are Sacred begins a walk on Earth Day, April 22 to support wild salmon. Biologist Alexandra Morton will start the BC migration in the Ahta River in the heart of the Broughton Archipelago while Quoashinis Lawson starts at the Bedwell River in Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. They will join up en route to Victoria for the final event on May 9, Mother's Day. Other migrations are planned from Gold River, the Cowichan Valley, the Gulf Islands, the Fraser River Valley, Adams River and Washington State.

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RIP Pender Harbour Landfill

The SCRD Board of Directors voted on March 11 to close the Pender Harbour landfill and make it a transfer station. All landfill materials will be transported to the Sechelt landfill as it reaches capacity.

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Facebook - We Love It, But is it GREEN?

Social networking is huge and Facebook is the largest social networking site around with 400 million customers. And we all love it. It's a great way to keep in touch with family, friends and online "friends". It is also a great way to promote events and publicize your blog. But is it Green?

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