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Green economy? Earth Day and the danger of 'greenwashing'

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Earth Day's this weekend - a good time to think about the idea of a 'green economy'.

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Join's Vegan Challenge for Earth Week 2012!

Join in taking the Vegan Challenge during Earth Week from April 16-22!

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A herd of buffalo at  Arrowwood National Wildlife Reserve, North Dakota.
| April 22, 2014
| April 8, 2014

HONOUR YOUR WORD - Celebrating the Defense of Mother Earth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm


Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
45° 23' 40.4736" N, 75° 41' 2.1084" W

Movie Screening and Fund Raiser for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake

Opening Ceremony by Elder Michel Thusky
Post-film discussion with Norm Matchewan
and (via Skype) filmmaker Martha Stiegman

Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30pm
at the Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St. (near Sunnyside)
Buses # 1 & 7 (Bank) or # 5 (Riverdale)

$5-15 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds

Honour Your Word is a new documentary film – an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face.

Assimilating Canadians into the wisdom of Indigenous ancestors

Image: Idle No More - Facebook

This year, the Idle No More movement called for Earth Day rallies to focus attention on the links between Indigenous issues and the environmental movement. 

Events leading up to Earth Day included an impressive 'Nation2Nation' (N2N) dialogue between Haudenosaunee and Anishnawbeg leaders like Ellen Gabriel and Leanne Simpson and Canadian activist Naomi Klein in Toronto. (Watch videos of this event here and here.)


Photo: Marie Berne/Flickr
| April 22, 2013
| April 22, 2013

Earth Day letter from jail: The fossil fuel party must come to an end

The following letter was written from the Chemung County Jail in Elmira, New York where Steingraber is serving a fifteen day sentence for blockading a gas compression rig last month owned by the Inergy gas company near her home in the Finger Lakes region of the state.


| April 22, 2013
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