Diane Connors's blog
“If we are doing it to the Earth, what do you think is going to happen to us?” David Suzuki asks the crowd after describing how humanity has polluted land, air, and water around the world. Beautiful banners reading “Water is Sacred” fluttered everywhere as one by one, speakers expressed the importance of water and the need to bear down on a transition away from oil. The large gathering in Saskatoon came together on Sunday under the Kisaskatchewan Water Alliance Network, a group that formed in response to the oil spill that oozed into the North Saskatchewan river from a Husky pipeline on July 20, 2016.
September 20th marked two months since the disaster began.
In the room sit nine people, here under the banner of their union, waiting for Minister Sohi to arrive. A young girl sits quietly in her grandfather’s lap; we have been told it was her first day of grade one.
The Council of Canadians supports the Alberta Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (ABFRAC) in calling for a moratorium on fracking in the province of Alberta.
"What if you could get your house assessed, and if it passed certain standards, you could get a retrofit done with no cost out of your pocket?" The Edmonton Council of Canadians chapter’s forum on green economy opened with this appealing future vision from guest speaker Brian Scott.
The Council of Canadians was proud to help support a ground-breaking Indigenous Peoples Meeting on Climate Change on January 24-26 on Treaty 6 Territory in Edmonton, Alberta.
It’s almost the end of COP21, and pressures are rising palpably at the conference centre. This is Diane, representing the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) and the Council of Canadians in Paris. The last few days have been hectic!
Today we launch into the second week of negotiations at COP21. It's hard to believe the first week of the negotiations is already closed, and it has been a whirlwind week, indeed. This is Diane, Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) team member and a representative for the Council of the Canadians, here in Paris for the COP21 United Nations climate negotiations. A lot has happened since my last blog post with my impressions from the first few days.
Yesterday marked the first official day in Paris of COP21, the United Nations climate conference. As part of the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) and a representative of the Council of Canadians, I see my role as a voice that holds our leaders in Canada and across the world accountable to the people.