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Climate Impacts, Air & Water Issues

There’s something really dirty going on in Canada that these celebrities want you to know about


March 20th 2015

Visual: One hundred celebrities, scientists, artists, elected officials, labor unions, progressive organizations, landowners, and climate activists have signed a letter for the president. In the Sierra Club’s most widely watched video ever, a bevy of celebrities make the case for rejecting Keystone XL and more business-as-usual dirty oil production.

Economic Factors, Diversifying Canada's Economy

More employment in renewables industry than in the tar sands

March 10th 2015

Visual: It's true. Employment in the renewables industry far surpasses than in the tar sands, which is heavily impacted by falling oil prices. The instability of oil will have direct consequences for an estimated 23,000 jobs, proving yet again how economically unviable the tar sands industry is. On April 11, let's tell our politicians that renewables are the way to go, both for jobs and the planet!

Energy East

35,000 have watched this Act On Climate video!

March 10th 2015

Visual: In this original and moving Act On Climate video story, Mede Langlois from Neuville, Quebec tells us that he is going to rally on April 11. He’s inviting everyone he knows. Why? Because the idea of an #EnergyEast oil spill into the Saint Lawrence River is utterly unacceptable. He wants us to preserve the beautiful landscape for future generations.

Keystone XL

Robert Reich on why Obama should reject Keystone XL

February 19th 2015

Visual: Why should President Obama veto the Keystone XL pipeline permanently? According to Robert Reich, American politician, academic, writer, and political commentator, "We need jobs and a safe climate and the Keystone pipeline gives us neither. The president should stop this pipeline for good and do it now."

Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan’s sustainable seafood dinner disrupted.


January 27th 2015

Visual: This action of how activists punked Kinder Morgan executives at dinner this weekend is AMAZING. Please watch the video! Note how much more powerful the action was because it was led by front line community leaders, with a message of how the tar sands impacts their health and human rights, rather than it being another action about climate / environmental values on their own. More powerful + less easy to dismiss. This kind of work is the future of the movement.

Energy East

Energy East: The Great Canadian Migration

January 16th 2015

Visual: Working to protect the environment from devastating pollution can be heavy stuff. With our latest video on the risks of the Energy East pipeline, we thought we’d try to lighten things up a bit by asking: What would happen if Britain’s greatest nature explorer did a nature documentary on the migration of oil?