Tag: friends of the earth

Wild bees need love

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Wild bees need love

  A lot has changed since we wrote the previous federal Environment Minister about her duty to act to protect four at-risk wild bees.  Friends of the Earth and four other environmental groups, represented by Ecojustice, pointed out to the then Minister that she routinely failed to list species for protection under the Species at […]

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Show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on February 9, 2016 3 Comments
Show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day

We’re asking you to show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day by sending Canada’s Beekeeper-in-Chief (a.k.a. Minister Catherine McKenna) this Valentine’s Day e-card. Help us in this great warm and fuzzy ask (like the bumble bees themselves) to a new government committed to restoring the rightful place of science and scientists in decision-making. Join […]

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Waiting for a miracle of political will

Filed in Blog, Climate change and energy by on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Waiting for a miracle of political will

Paris. Day 12. The final draft text was released at 9pm Thursday night and exhausted negotiators are discussing it today, Friday, with the goal of releasing a final text tomorrow. Twelve days and nights of complex negotiations have not strengthened the original text but weakened it. It started off ambitiously. World leaders came to Paris […]

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Rebuild Canada’s Role in the World Starting with Climate Action

Filed in Blog, Climate change and energy by on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Rebuild Canada’s Role in the World Starting with Climate Action

  Friends of the Earth stands for a sustainable world of justice and peace, where people live in dignity and enjoy freedom of expression and conduct their lives with respect for future generations and the environment and kindness towards strangers and refugees.  To fulfill this vision of our world, we need not succumb to fear […]

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Feds urged to protect wild bees

Filed in The Bee Cause by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
Feds urged to protect wild bees

Listing of four wild bee species under Species at Risk Act overdue, requires immediate action (TORONTO, ON,  September 17, 2015) – Five environmental groups are pressing the federal Minister of the Environment to list four wild bee species under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).  Listing these bees is the crucial — and overdue — […]

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Demonstrators in Ottawa and Windsor Swarm Lowe’s

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Demonstrators in Ottawa and Windsor Swarm Lowe’s

On October 29, 2014, demonstrators in Ottawa, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario swarmed Lowe’s stores to send the retailer a strong message: its time to remove plants and seeds treated with bee-harming pesticides from your shelves! Despite science showing that plants and seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides are contributing to a decline in bee populations, and other retailers across North America […]

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Civil Society Walks out of Warsaw Climate Talks, Says Hope Lies with Building Peoples’ Power

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2013

From Friends of the Earth International  [WARSAW, POLAND, November 21, 2013] Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International – walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1] “Polluters and corporations […]

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