A Day of Action to remember

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People took to the streets for old-growth across BC

Hi Paov,

Last Thursday was a day to remember, with beautiful banners, energetic chants and stirring speeches outside more than 17 MLA offices across the province!

The United for Old Growth Day of Action was a huge success, earning headlines and sending members of the government back to the legislature this week with a clear message: keep your promises to protect ancient forests.

We worked with our friends at Elders for Ancient Trees, Stand.earth, Sierra Club BC and Wildsight to announce and promote the Day of Action. But the real credit belongs to the countless local organizers who stepped up to host rallies from Nelson to Comox to Surrey. To everyone who planned logistics, made banners and art, contacted local media and showed up to these demonstrations: thank you!

This fall was chosen for this Day of Action because September 11 marked three years since the release of the Old Growth Strategic Review, a landmark... report that classified old-growth logging unsustainable and called for a paradigm shift in BC forests. The report made fourteen recommendations, but the BC NDP government has dragged its heels, completing zero of those fourteen in the three year timeline.

Premier Eby and the NDP seem to be hoping the public will forget about the promises they’ve made on old-growth. Last Thursday was a reminder we haven’t! And together, we’ll continue to keep the pressure on.

Whether or not you joined an action last week, you can still be part of the rising tide of voices that is holding the province to account. We know that persistent pressure from the public has an impact on decision makers, so please take a few minutes today to email, call or request a meeting with your MLA.

Yes, I'll take action for old-growth!

We spent much of the summer out on the backroads, witnessing and documenting what’s happening on the land and bringing those stories back to you. We’ll spend the fall and winter working to demand the NDP step up and honour its commitments to protect irreplaceable forests in BC.

As always, we can only do this work because of our supporters. If you can help us continue organizing, sharing photos, videos and stories, meeting with decision makers to bring your voices forward and fighting for old-growth on every front we can, please do so today.

The movement to protect old-growth continues to grow stronger. We will win a future for these incredible ecosystems in BC.

For the ancient forests,

Torrance Coste

National Campaign Director
Wilderness Committee

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