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Online Rally with hereditary Leaders of Wet'suwet'en


A rare chance to hear directly from Wet'suwet'en leaders & community members about fracked gas impacts and Indigenous resistance‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

A rare chance to hear directly from Wet'suwet'en leaders & community members about fracked gas impacts and Indigenous resistance


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We are thrilled to be inviting you to hear first-hand about the recent - and ongoing - legal challenges of Wet'suwet'en hereditary leaders.

The case, heard in B.C.Supreme Court last week and continuing October 16th, has brought forward the Wet'suwet'en concern that the project's impact on Indigenous Women and Girls has not been properly assessed. The court also heard the full account of Coastal GasLink's numerous and ongoing permit violations.

Join us for a webinar where we'll unpack the evidence and arguments, and hear Wet'suwet'en community members share visions for their unceded territory that honours and sustains salmon habitat, mighty forests, and a safe climate for future generations.

It takes huge courage to stand up to powerful interests and take to the courts to pursue what's right. We can't wait to gather with you and share our appreciation for Wet'suwet'en leaders, by delivering messages of support and over 4,000 pledge signatures live on a webinar TOMORROW.

Join Na'moks, Kalaset and Charlotte Euverman of Wet'suwet'en Nation, who will speak together with RAVEN's Ana Simeon and legal counsel DJ Larkin.

Looking forward to seeing you at 5 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 7th!

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Refusing to allow their territory to be defiled, Wet'suwet'en leaders push back in court

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Individually, we’re one drop. Together? We’re a mighty river.

We’ve been waiting a long time for Wet’suwet’en’s case to be heard by the BC Supreme Court. Today, hereditary chiefs who aim to stop Coastal GasLink from encroaching on their territory will be in court for the second - and final - day of their Judicial Review hearing. These visionary stewards of land and water are refusing to allow their territory to be defiled by a company that has consistently failed to live up to environmental and human rights standards.

Under normal circumstances, we would invite you to gather together and rally on the courthouse steps. Instead, we reached out to you using the online tools we now rely on to keep our movement - and the RAVEN community - connected.

And: wow!! You responded with a roar. Your overwhelming support for Wet’suwet’en Nation this week has proven that we don’t need to physically connect to make a massive impact. We are over 1/3 of the way to our $50k goal - if just 130 people donate $25, we can deliver solid support to fund the Wet’suwet’en’s historic case, defending land, air and water from fracked gas development.

If you have already given - please accept our profound thanks. Didn’t have a chance to donate? Give now: click here to contribute to the legal defence fund.

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Re: Become LEED Accredited! - Invitation to members of the BC Sustainable Energy Association

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training - Webinar and Online self-paced options:

The following live webinars can be streamed on any of the below dates:

September 30, 2020 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT

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November 7, 2020 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT

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December 5, 2020 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

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Register for a webinar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop which can be completed anytime at your own pace.

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 fee (reduced for students) for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

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BREAKING: Wetsuweten take fracked gas pip



Now’s our chance to stand up to CGL's fracked gas pipeline. Stand behind Wet’suwet’en leaders: donate to the RAVEN legal defence fund.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Now’s our chance to stand up to CGL's fracked gas pipeline. Stand behind Wet’suwet’en leaders: donate to the RAVEN legal defence fund.


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Wet’suwet’en are in court TODAY, defending land, air and water from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline.

As the project slowly snakes its way across northern British Columbia, Coastal Gas Link has been caught in multiple acts of environmental destruction.

In response, all clans of the Wet’suwet’en, acting in unity, launched a Judicial Review of the Coastal GasLink project. At issue are numerous ongoing permit violations by the company, along with a failure by the BC Environmental Assessment Office to implement recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls.

Despite an eviction by Wet’suwet’en leadership — whose jurisdiction in their territory was confirmedin the landmark Delgamuukw case — the company has pressed on in building a fracked gas pipeline that would contribute to climate catastrophe. From failure to protect endangered species to blocking Indigenous people from accessing their traplines, CGL’s violations are in clear contravention of BC’s environmental regulations as well as the company’s own policies.

It’s profoundly unjust. Why should Indigenous Peoples have to use their limited resources to hold governments and companies accountable?

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September 2020 Update



September @ SOVI

Image: Life Matters from Pexels There’s a lot going on. It’s overwhelming. And it’s inspiring. As we dash through our days where so many previous non-decisions are now a constant weighing of risk and priority, and previous life choices have simply been taken away, we ask, what do we do now?

Our sector is grappling with ongoing shifts in funding priorities, a sudden inability to travel overseas, shrunken budgets from fundraising shortfalls, job loss, and general weariness from everyone - including ourselves - stemming from apocalypse fatigue (to borrow the term from climate change, and extend the concept to our current pandemic and fight for racial justice.)

Sometimes, we just need a cozy blanket and a long novel. Or maybe your self-care is a hike in the forested hills of the South Island, or a paddle in the Salish Sea at sunrise: taking the time to take care for ourselves as we grapple with the world as we now find it is essential - because we have work to do.

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Media Release: City Councillors call for Victoria to Keep Growing



City Councillors call for Victoria to Keep Growing


September 28, 2020

Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory—Building on the success of the innovative municipal program Get Growing, Victoria – which saw 81,000 vegetable starts grown in municipal greenhouses and distributed to residents since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic – Victoria City Councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday are calling on the city to make the program permanent.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated gaps in our local food system and in our social and economic fabric,” says Isitt, who originally proposed the program with Loveday in a report to City Council weeks into the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. “Get Growing, Victoria has been a big success, supporting community members in building a more resilient local food system.”

Since City Council approved the proposal in March, City of Victoria staff worked with stakeholders in the Urban Food Table to identify species appropriate for planting, procured seed from local suppliers, grew 81,000 vegetable starts in municipal greenhouses at Beacon Hill Park, and distributed the plants to residents in partnership with 42 community organizations. The City also provided gardening materials like mulch to residents and helped develop educational resources on food gardening with community partners.

“Food security isn’t just an issue we should care about during a pandemic,” says Loveday, who with Isitt is proposing that the program be made permanent in a report being considered by City Council on October 1st. “Municipalities can play an important role in ensuring people have access to everything they need to begin to grow their own food.”

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Online action against Coastal GasLink tomorrow



Can you join and share the communications blockade against KKR tomorrow?

Their retaliation against organizers shows that the pressure on them to drop Coastal GasLink is working! Let's keep it up!

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sept 25, 7:30 PM PDT

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Cafe SimpaticoFriday, September 25, 2020 7:30 PM PDT
Kay Gimbel presents:
Nicaragua: Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup In search of the truth about this much maligned country.
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State of BC Health - September 2020

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Sept_Title_Logo.pngYour monthly update from the BC Health Coalition


UPDATE The Cambie Trial: It was always about profits -- not people

"Private healthcare predominantly benefits the wealthy and healthy"

Just a little over two weeks ago, BC Supreme Court Justice Steeves wrote those words in his landmark Cambie decision protecting public health care. Justice Steeves repeatedly made the point that a duplicative private health care system would degrade...

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Media Advisory: Green & Just Recovery Town Hall on Thursday



Media Advisory - For Our Grandkids Victoria and Parents 4 Climate host Green & Just Recovery Virtual Town Hall this Thursday with Indigenous, Provincial, and Municipal representatives

VICTORIA, BC - Two local groups of the national For Our Kids network of parents and grandparents committed to taking action to address the climate crisis are hosting a town hall on Green and Just Recovery this Thursday.
Victoria Virtual Town Hall: Green & Just Recovery
  • When and where: Thurs., Sept. 24th, 3:30pm-5pm, online via zoom
  • Panel: Adam Olsen, MLA Saanich North and the Islands; T’Souke Nation Chief Gordon Planes; and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps
  • Event moderator: Tamara Napoleon

“As our governments shift focus from pandemic response to economic recovery, I want our elected officials to put our kids at the forefront of their decision-making. How they direct huge stimulus money...

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This is flagrantly unfair. Can you step up for Beaver Lake Cree?



Indigenous People’s most hard-fought Constitutional protection could lose its meaning.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Indigenous People’s most hard-fought Constitutional protection could lose its meaning.


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On the west coast of North America, massive wildfires have blocked the sun. Amidst floods on the Gulf Coast and record breaking temperatures in the Arctic, the pressures of a changing climate are being felt across Turtle Island.

Today, a courageous Indigenous Nation is facing down that climate calamity with determined action. The Beaver Lake Cree are heading back to court, fighting to hold on to their advance costs award so they can pursue their groundbreaking case, the Tar Sands Trial.

The Nation needs $40,000 to pursue this appeal: if you are in a position to give, now is the time.

Last fall, the RAVEN community empowered Beaver Lake Cree Nation with the resources to pursue — and win — a partial advance costs award for a case that was ruled to be of national importance.

Outrageously, Canada and Alberta appealed, and in June the award decision was overturned by the Alberta Court of Appeal. The Court ruled that the Beaver Lake Cree government must exhaust all available resources before they can qualify for any amount of advance costs. Essentially: the BLCN government must bankrupt itself in order to defend its treaty and constitutional rights.

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Green recovery


Join the national day of action ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌

In just two weeks, we’ll find out what the federal government plans to do with its multi-billion dollar COVID-19 recovery plan: invest in a green and just recovery, or keep bankrolling Big Oil?

Plan to attend the green & just recovery twitterstorm

We know that our pressure’s been working: The Liberals said on record last month that a green and just recovery will be its number one priority when Parliament resumes this fall. But the powerful fossil fuel industry and conservative provincial leaders are already lobbying hard to keep money going towards business as usual. The future of a green recovery is on shaky ground: until real commitments are made, promises just aren’t enough.

One more big push is needed to convince Trudeau and his new finance minister to commit to investing in a green and just recovery in their upcoming Throne Speech. That’s why we’ve joined forces with dozens of other environmental groups to host a nationwide, online day of action.

Will you join the online day of action right now, and send our key targets a message they can’t ignore? To get our hashtag trending, we need tens of thousands of people to take part.

TAKE ACTION

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sept 25, 7:30 PM PDT

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Please join us via Zoom!
Cafe SimpaticoFriday, September 25, 2020 7:30 PM PDT
Kay Gimbel presents:
Nicaragua: Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup In search of the truth about this much maligned country.
To participate send e-mail to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-sponsored by: Central America Support Committee Mining Justice Action Committee

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