Atlantic Activist Newsletter

ATLANTIC ACTIVIST | June 30, 2021
3 Degrees & Counting
As things heat up—literally—from coast to coast, shattering high-temperature records day after day, one report by the National Observer’s Chris Hatch stood out to me. In his Carbon Zero e-newsletter, he wrote: “What’s truly ‘unfathomable’ for most is that this will be one of the coldest summers of the rest of our lives. Very possibly of all human lives. These are the cool old days.” ... Read More

ATLANTIC ACTIVIST | June 14, 2021
Now you can paint a room with climate change—Seriously!
You probably think this is some kind of joke, right? Actually, it’s not. Home Depot now has a paint colour called climate change (S350–1). I’m not sure why they chose a cream colour for it, but that’s not the point... Read more

 

ATLANTIC ACTIVIST | May 29, 2021
Here are a few new things we want to share with you as we go into the weekend
An Interfaith Coalition for Treaty Rights recently formed in the Maritimes in anticipation of the start of the Mi’kmaw moderate livelihood fishery. The coalition is made up of a group of concerned individuals and representatives of faith communities and social justice organizations... Read more

 

ATLANTIC ACTIVIST | May 26, 2021

Finding Strength in the Brave Ones Who Have Gone Before Us 

As COVID-19 marches on in the Atlantic region, and around the world, so too does the climate crisis. The irony, of course, is that these two tragedies are very much interrelated. But we’ll save that for another day. 

Our Atlantic Chapter has some great stuff planned in the coming weeks....Read more

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ATLANTIC ACTIVIST | May 3, 2021

Trouble in the Atlantic Bubble

One of the many things the pandemic has shown us is just how interconnected we are with people, not only in this region, but around the globe. A virus can easily spread from one hemisphere to another in a matter of hours. The consequences, as we know, can be tragic.

What’s less publicized is just how interconnected we are when it comes to the environment. Slowly, people are waking up to the reality of climate change, the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the extinction of many species. But for the most part, it’s still more of a footnote in the news rather than the main headline....Read more