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100% Possible – Join The March For Climate Solutions

There is a growing consensus that we must get to a 100% clean energy economy by 2050 in order to stop the worst impacts of climate change. But what does this mean for Canada and how do we get there?… Continue Reading →

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2015 Paris Climate Conference – COP21 vs. Coal

“Coal will remain a safe bet for investors for decades to come as Asia drives future demand, says head of World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton.” The Asia Asthma Development Board said China has the world’s highest mortality rate from asthma…. Continue Reading →

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Leapmanifesto – Naomi Klein, Neil Young, David Suzuki, Leonard Cohen

A Call For Canada based on caring for the Earth and One Another. We could live in a country powered entirely by renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the opportunities of this transition are designed to… Continue Reading →

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“First Things First Okanagan” Inaugural Annual General Meeting, September 15

Date: September 15 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Shatford Centre, Penticton (on Main across from the Museum) If there are any individuals who wish to put their names or the name of another forward for a position on the Board we… Continue Reading →

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The Environment – Does Your Candidate Get It?

This document contains questions prepared by “First Things First” for use in the current Federal Election.  It provides the outline of credible answers to the suggested questions as well as links to sites for your further investigation.  You may find… Continue Reading →

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A Tale Of Two Sciences – Fracking

B.C.s Environmental Appeal Board has revoked a water licence granted to Nexen Inc in 2012, ruling that the original licence was based on bad science. Score one for the Fort Nelson First Nation and 0 for Nexen. http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/story/1.3219589 The recent earthquakes… Continue Reading →

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Tom Rand – Walking The Frog

Tom Rands’ inspirational presentation on climate solutions given in Nelson, B.C. in March Tom is a best-selling author, cleantech investor, and global thought leader with a recognized record of extraordinary achievement in the promotion of a low carbon economy Find… Continue Reading →

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Portland Propane Project Derailed

In September of 2014 Pembina Pipleline announced that it planned to build a $500 million propane export terminal near the Port of Portland . In May, in spite of a promise of 800 construction jobs and $12 million in taxes being… Continue Reading →

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What To Do About Climate Change

The climate change issue is very complex. First Things First Okanagan recently sponsored UBC professor Simon Donner to speak to the issue at the Penticton Library. Simon gave overwhelming evidence that climate change is real, happening now and caused by… Continue Reading →

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Canada’s First Solar Thermal Plant

Something that may surprise you. Canada’s first Solar Thermal Plant is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, “Canada’s Sunniest City”. It’s a pretty cool sight to see — row after row of large concave metal mirrors glowing in the early morning… Continue Reading →

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