Spring Cleaning Time: Four Ways to Get Ready for BC’s Provincial Election

The fixed deadlines in any campaign calendar make elections the ultimate seasonal activity. With the British Columbia election about to get under way, here are four steps you can take if you want to do some political spring cleaning and help shape provincial environment policy when voters go to the polls May 9.

1. Check out GreenPAC’s Candidate Matching Tool

GreenPAC’s Candidate Matching Tool is easy to use. You fill in your environmental interests and political preferences. Then the Matching Tool points you to one or more endorsed candidates who best fit your profile, so you can decide where to direct your dollars or volunteer time.

The information you share is confidential. It only takes a few minutes to complete the Matching Tool quiz. And it’ll help you have the impact you want before voters go to the polls May 9.

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GreenPAC Candidate Matching Tool Drives Support for BC Candidates

Climate change and energy.

Water pollution.

Fish and wildlife protection.

Land protection and green space.

Local and organic food production and food security.

Transportation and infrastructure.

 

If British Columbia had a legislature that put these issues front and centre, every day and in every decision, imagine how different the province’s policies would be.

GreenPAC is setting out today to build that future by endorsing six provincial election candidates, spanning all major parties represented in the provincial legislature. These candidates have demonstrated environmental leadership beyond campaign promises.

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Climate Change Should be a Non-Partisan Issue, says John Kerry

Another leading politician has spoken out about the non-partisan nature of climate change. 

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Wangari Maathai: Environmental Leader, Feminist and Role Model

I am only seeing one thing—that I am moving in the right direction.

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Joyce Murray: GreenPAC Endorsee Entered Politics to Address Climate Change

You don’t often meet elected officials whose political careers trace back to their research in climate science.

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Is Trudeau a Climate Leader? A Look into the National Carbon Price

We were promised an environmental leader when young Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, took over approximately one year ago. 

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The Catalyst for Female-Oriented Crisis Management: Zika?

The 21st century has seen its fair share of viral epidemics: SARS, the Avian Flu, Mad Cow Disease, Ebola crisis, to name a few. Outbreaks of perilous diseases are instantly plastered on the news so that we become hyper-aware of their dangers, often for good reason.

This year’s Zika virus hysteria is no exception.

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Silent Labourers: Gender Inequality in Agriculture

“Demeter [the goddess of agriculture] had one daughter, Persephone, whom she adored. One day as she was picking flowers, Persephone wandered away from her companions and Hades rode out of from the earth and abducted her. In her heartbreak, Demeter laid a curse on earth that caused every plant to wither until Persephone was returned to Earth. However, while in the underworld, her daughter had eaten a pomegranate, which forced her back to Hades every year. Nonetheless, Persephone was allowed to remain with Demeter for eight months of a year even if she had to spend the other four in the underworld. This then is the reason why the earth was barren in winter - Demeter was sorrowing for her lost daughter”.

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Day Seven: A Time to Re-emerge, and Inspire

I just closed my social media feed.  

I had been scrolling and staring at the screen for days, tearing myself away for work and family tasks but gravitating back to it. I just couldn’t help it.

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A Trump Presidency Means There’s No Time to Lose

Against all odds, against most predictions, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.

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