October - November 2009
CLIMATE CHANGE QUIZ
Which three sectors produce the most greenhouse gas
emissions in Canada
COOL COMMUNITIES & HOT WORKSHOPS
The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union has been hosting extremely popular gardening workshops as part of its environmental “Cool Communities” campaign. Meanwhile, with the support of many unions, environmental activist Jackie Larkin has developed a workshop called “Climate Change: It’s a Union Issue.”
A photostory about the firefighters who fought the massive fires this year in Kelowna, B.C.
CONNECTING STRUGGLES, BUILDING THE MOVEMENT: WORKING ON JUSTICE
The Highlander Center in Tennessee and Toronto’s Labour Education Centre teamed up recently to share experiences and analysis in the struggle for social justice. Says LEC director Jojo Geronimo: “It’s about linking one campaign to the next, and linking every campaign to building a broad-based social movement.”
WHAT BINDS US TOGETHER
When we fail to address inequality, it opens the door for those seeking to undermine our movements to play us off
against each other.
Green Energy and Jobs * Good Green Jobs for All
Youth Climate Conference * Farmworkers Win
Green for All Video * Green Travel * Anti-Poverty Project
World Day for Decent Work
OUR TIMES TALLY
Chance that a bankruptcy in the U.S. is caused by unpaid medical bills: 3 in 5.
WEBWORK: ODDS & SODS
I was too busy shivering this past summer to have complete thoughts, so here are some online bits and pieces.
UNION EXCHANGE: GREENING OF A UNION
Eight steps the Ontario Public Service Employees Union
has taken to help lessen the union’s impact on the environment.
REVIEW: TAR SANDS
No issue looms bigger when talking about Canada’s economy, the state of the environment, and climate change. A review of Andrew Nikiforuk’s book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent.
COMMENTARY: GREEN JOBS & POWER
Free market supremacy stands directly opposed to basic green principles such as local procurement.