World Oceans Day is just around the corner - and so is the Canada G7 Leaders Summit held in Montreal this June where world leaders will be meeting to discuss the global plastic epidemic and what to do about it. After Justin Trudeau's lukewarm response to the UK's call for all Commonwealth countries to join them in banning certain single-use plastic items, we figure the Canadian Government could use a little push.
We already know that waste - and specifically waste generated by the single-use plastics industry - will be a major agenda item during the G7 summit hosted by Canada in June of this year. After Justin Trudeau's politically neutral response to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's call for other commonwealth countries to join the UK in implementing strict single-use plastic bans, it is now more important than ever to make our voices heard loud and clear on this issue
This year, Water Docs Film Festival is asking Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema to put the bottled water away at all #WaterDocs2018 screenings and events. The Water Docs team is asking that all festival attendees BYOB - bring your own bottle! - and refill them at the water fountains in the lobby of the cinema. We are also providing all of our guest speakers and panelists with reusable cups during discussions and talks. This is one way we are using the 7th Annual Water Docs Film Festival as a platform to take #ActionForWater. We hope you'll join us (a full festival pass is only $35!!) and take action for water with us.
Hello my name is Amanda Polchies I am a Lakota Sioux and Mikmaq woman and I live in Elsipogtog First Nation. I am the woman who knelt in the road with my feather and prayed in front of a line of armed RCMP officers. They were hired by SWN Resources to raid our peaceful camp on highway 134, just outside of Rexton New Brunswick.
It might feel impossible to stand up to giant oil and gas companies who have their sights set on fracking up the land and water right beneath your feet. But the stakes for protecting the environment and clean drinking water are high - and the message we can send back to the Government through such push back is priceless. Here are 5 communities who have fought back against fracking in their home town - and won. In all cases, one recurring theme flows through each community's concern: the protection of water.