Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Two tiny B.C. island communities are well ahead of the curve when it comes to the federal government’s move to ban single-use plastics.
Continue reading Cortes and Quadra ditched single use plastics long ago
By Francois Macone, Radio Victoria, CILS 107.9 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A major victory in the fight for the preservation of the environment. The island municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet will see their drive to ban the use of single-use plastic bags officially legitimized by the province, through amendments to the Community Charter, Colombia announced on Saturday. British.
Continue reading Four Vancouver Island municipalities move against single-use plastics
North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The coronavirus pandemic has created a rare opportunity for B.C.’s debris-strewn shoreline – eco-tour operators have free time and available boats to pick up ocean trash.
Continue reading Tourism Operators Become Beach Cleaners
Sierra Quadra is in the midst of a three part campaign on the Climate Crises And Community Resilience. This kicked off last month, with a showing of the film “Beyond Climate’ at the Quadra Community Centre and there are upcoming panel discussions on February 29 and March 28, 2020. (details at the bottom of this page).
Continue reading Sierra Quadra: A Time For Community Resilience
A new Portland State University study found an average of eleven microplastic pieces in every oyster tested and almost as many particles in clams. This is only one report. While most of our research focuses on the ocean, far more plastic degradation occurs on land. Up to 700,000 plastic microfilaments can be shed from a single load of laundry. A University of Victoria study concluded that the average North American consumes between 39,000 to 52,000 particles a year and that number can go as high as 121,000 “when inhalation is considered.” We are eating, drinking & breathing microplastics.
Continue reading We Are Eating, Drinking & Breathing Microplastics