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Great Lakes Governance: Valuation of our Responsibility (by James Arruda)

It was most definitely my E4A cohort on water that helped me understand water and land as commons. Commons once seemed like an unsustainable construction when faced with the way we engage in North America; nowadays, I realize that it is the opposite. Our present economic system persistently […]

National Pipelines in Canada – Context for Protest (by Emery Hartley)

I was first introduced to National Energy Board (NEB) pipeline reviews while on Haida Gwaii in 2012.  I was there during the height of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings. The hearings took place across northern BC, and represented one of the only opportunities for […]

What will spark a degrowth movement in the USA? Thinking smaller in a country where everything is big (by Sam Bliss)

Things are big in the United States of America. Returning home after a year away reacquaints me with big detached single-family homes, big single-occupant vehicles, and big single-species grass lawns. I find wider roads, longer distances, larger supermarkets, and more stuff everywhere. As a student of ecological economics, […]

Contra Rex on Climate Change (by Stephen Clare)

Rex Murphy makes a not-so-triumphant return to the climate action discussion with his latest column. He rightfully notes that the election of a coal-obsessed climate conspiracy theorist to the Presidency in our southern neighbor poses new challenges to those of us working for climate justice. However that is […]