Monday, February 25, 2008

Greenpeace Training in Edmonton

Greenpeace Canada is pleased to invite you to apply to be a part of our Basic Action Training in Edmonton March 21-23.
Greenpeace is gearing up for an exciting year of taking action to protect the planet and we need to expand our existing Activist base to make this happen. (If you would like to participate in Greenpeace actions this training is compulsory.)This weekend long training is an intensive program that includes an introduction to Greenpeace and non-violent direct action, includes a full legal briefing, media training, direct action simulation and much more.
The training will begin Friday at around 5:00pm and finish around Sunday at 5:30pm. The location will be announced shortly. There is a selection process and although we hope to accommodate as many people as possible not everyone will be invited to participate in the training.
To apply for this training you must:
  • be in good physical healthspeak and understand Basic Englishbe
  • willing to participate in Greenpeace activities that my result in the risk of arrest

To assist with the selection process we are asking all applicants to answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to participate in Greenpeace actions?
  2. What do you hope to get out of the training?

We are asking that you apply only if you are confident that this training is for you.It is imperative that if you commit to this training you are able to make it. Please respond by e-mail to

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Turn off the lights for one hour

On March 29th, 2008 at 8pm local time Earth Hour will commence ALL AROUND THE WORLD.Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a POWERFUL MESSAGE about the need for action on global warming.Be part of making Earth Hour 2008 a huge, global success by telling your friends and family. Remember, every single light makes a statement and makes a difference.Last year, on 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney (Australia) businesses turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for one hour.++Pledge your support for Earth Hour and find out more about the lights-out campaign at, the official website.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Saskatchewan's Shame!

According to CBC, Saskatchewan's carbon emissions rose 61% in the last ten years and will be even higher in the next five years as we increase our gas production.

Take Charge! A National Day of Action

The Council of Canadians is organizing Take Charge! A National Day of Action to Demand a Canadian Energy Strategy on Saturday, February 2, 2008.

For more info:

ACTION: Send a mitten to Stephen Harper
All Canadians need to stay warm!

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