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Carrie Saxifrage

Carrie Saxifrage is the author of The Big Swim, a collection of nonfiction stories centered on community in the age of climate change to be released in February by New Society Books.  Ruth Ozeki has called The Big Swim, "utterly delightful - a laugh out-loud, moving book I will share with people everywhere I go."  Carrie Saxifrage was the Sustainability Reporter for The Vancouver Observer for four years, before moving on to a career as a book writer.


Over 4000 Signatures on Petition to Save Cortes Forests

Like many of the private managed forest lands in BC, Cortes Island's mature second growth Douglas fir and old growth pockets are globally rare.

Logging of pristine BC island forest to begin in January by Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield Asset Management owns Island Timberlands, which plans to start logging on Cortes Island this January, according to Wayne French, Operations Planner for IT.

Vancouver poet Renee Sarojini Saklikar reads at Carbon Talks

"We live in a place where a lot doesn't get spoken. I try not to look away."

The billboard Jimmy Pattison won’t let you see

He owns the coal terminal -- and the billboard company. And he censored this image.

Author Bill McKibben speaks to Occupy and UBC students about climate change activism

"We are not the radicals. The radicals are the corporations that are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere and make the ocean 30 per cent more acidic."

Catastrophic climate change may decrease Canadian GDP by 25 per cent

When we tax profits, lawyers meet around a table to help companies reduce that cost. If we tax pollution, it will be engineers who gather around the table to help companies reduce that cost.

Occupy Vancouver and Vision Vancouver

Strange enemies with many shared goals.

David Boyd deconstructed

Author of Canada’s definitive treatise on environmental law and co-author with David Suzuki of "Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada" reveals why he's optimistic.

Amy Robertson: athlete, artist, and, (since you asked), mayor's wife

A glimpse into the life of Amy Robertson.

Walk21: building transit policies in Vancouver that make people healthier

Walk21 got the conversation going about making public health part of municipal transit policy.