Climate Justice Edmonton

CBC Change the Debate

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Photo Credit: Hannah Cunningham

This week on Terra Informa we focus on the proposed climate action policies of each major federal party in the upcoming 2019 election and speak with Stephen Buhler of Our Time, the group who organized “CBC Change the Debate” rallies across Canada just two weeks ago. We talk about the importance of climate action at the federal scale, why Canadians should be demanding the federal government seriously respond to the climate crisis, and share some audio from the Edmonton demonstration.

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Federal climate change platform, by party

We did a quick dive in to each major political parties published climate change and environment platform. Listen to this weeks episode for a summary or follow the links to the plan itself and media commentary.

Conservative

A Real Plan

The Narwhal

Global News

Green Party

Mission Possible

Green Party news release

Liberal

Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

National Observer

NDP

Power to Change: a new deal for climate action and good jobs

Global News

The Tyee

Stephen Buhler, Our Time

Stephen Buhler, a former worker in the Alberta oil and gas sector, and current organizer with both Our Time and Climate Justice Edmonton, talks about his experience advocating for serious climate action and the intention behind the “CBC Change the Debate” rally.

Street opinions, general public

Terra Informers checked in with participants at the “CBC Change the Debate” rally the night of, then asked general public on the University of Alberta campus what their take was on climate change and the federal election.

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Asking the questions and LICHEN the answers with Amanda Schutz

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This week on Terra Informa, we have an interview from illustrator and designer, Amanda Schutz. You may have seen her nature inspired artwork and whimsical designs all over Edmonton, particularly at the newly opened Royal Alberta Museum. Terra Informers Charlotte Thomasson and Kesia Dias got the chance to sit down with her and find out about all things lichen.

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Headlines

Canada Food Guide Changes 

A new Canada Food Guide has launched this week with updates to both what Canadians should be eating, and how to treat food and meals more socially. Major changes to the guide include three food groups instead of four, a focus on eating plant-based foods, using nutrition labels, and being aware of food marketing tactics. [click here]

Protest in Support of the Wet’suwet’en People 

On Tuesday January 22nd, Climate Justice Edmonton and Indigenous organizers planned and executed a blockade of Jasper Ave and 104th street. The blockade was organized as a round dance and lasted approximately 45 minutes. This round dance protest was in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people of Unist’ot’en territory. Their land was forcibly entered in early January by the RCMP in order to continue the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

What’s Happening

Keepers of the Athabasca Fundraiser

If you’re in Edmonton this week and care about water, justice, and good music, come to 9910 February 7th for a fundraiser show in support of the Keepers of the Athabasca organization. The show features performances from local favourites Jessica Jalbert, Caity Fisher, Jom Comyn and Feed Dogs. Tickets range from $12-25 and are available on Eventbrite. This is an 18+ event, so sorry folks, but no minors.

Find tickets and info here!

 

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