Plant a Seed of Change – May Challenge

Posted on: April 30th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

When you grow your own food, you drastically reduce the distance it has to travel to get to your table! You also avoid potentially environmentally destructive farming practices, and rely less on an industry that wastes around half of all the food it produces. Remember, the challenge this month is not to grow 100% of […]

RING OF FIRE

Posted on: April 30th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

Get this………..Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pushing forward with plans for a proposed mining belt in Northern Ontario called the Ring of Fire, which, from an emissions standpoint, would be equivalent to the Alberta Tar Sands. Crazy right?!?!!? Currently, the area is covered with peatlands which serve as one of the worlds biggest refrigerators. Globally peatlands trap 0.37 gigatonnes of carbon […]

BIG BAD BANKS

Posted on: April 30th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

In the 5 years since the Paris Agreement, the world’s 60 biggest banks have financed fossil fuels to the tune of $3.8 trillion and Canada’s 5 big banks (TD, RBC, BMO, Bank of Novia Scotia and CIBC) are among the worst. Rather than banking on fossil fuels and climate chaos, we think Canada’s big banks should #BankOnNature.  We’re putting the finishing […]

WE’RE HIRING (x2): Strategic Partnership Director & Program Director

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

Are you interested in turning your passion for the outdoors into climate action! We’re hiring for two key positions within our growing organization. Strategic Partnerships Director Location: Remote within Canada ROLE DESCRIPTION: The Strategic Partnerships Director is responsible for cultivating, securing, onboarding and delivering major partnerships ($10,000+) that align with and further our mission and vision of […]

BIG WIN FOR POW & ALLIES

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

When the leadership team from our Montreal chapter first tabled the idea of building a campaign around the proposed GNL pipeline, we weren’t sure it was a winnable fight. POW Canada members stepped up big time and used our Enthusiast to Advocate Tool to petition the National Assembly of Québec to shutdown the mega energy […]

CARBON PRICING WIN!

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the federal government has the legal authority to implement and set a price on carbon nationally – despite legal challenges and opposition from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Our friends at the Smart Prosperity Institute convened four political insiders and one lawyer to explore the ramifications. LISTEN TO […]

WHAT’S UP WITH THE CONSERVATIVES?

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

From taking on a children’s cartoon production to voting against adding “climate change is real” to its policy handbook, let’s just say March wasn’t the best month for the Conservative Party of Canada. Jason Kenney’s publicly funded war room has a new target in its crosshairs — a children’s animated cartoon movie about Bigfoot. Released […]

The Plastic Problem – 12 Month Challenge

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

Plastic use and waste is a looming problem for humans, the planet and climate change. Plastics are incredibly useful, but come at a high environmental cost; they damage and contaminate food chains, and take a very long time to break down in nature. The carbon footprint of the plastic industry, and plastics in general is […]

WTF GNL

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by Protect Our Winters Canada

An archaic technology ruining another pristine landscape. That’s what’s at stake with GNL Quebec project that would involve the construction of a 750 km gas pipeline, a gas liquefaction plant and a super-methane ship export terminal. This mega-project aims to export fossil gas (how can we still be building fossil fuel pipelines???) from the West […]