Ask most undergrads what they have been up to in the past year and you are likely to hear stories about crazy nights at the bar or epic study sessions. If you pin-down a real go-getter you might learn about their involvement in community groups promoting causes they believe in. Ask the same question of Graham May, The Starfish Canada’s number one environmentalist under the age of 25, and your jaw will punch a hole through to your downstairs neighbour’s living room.Read More
In a new letter published in the journal Science, my co-author Juan Jose Alava and I question the downlisting of humpback whales on Canada’s Species-At-Risk Act from ‘Threatened’ to a ‘Species of Special Concern’. The decision to downlist humpbacks occurred immediately prior to the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. The National Energy Board’s decision contained 209 provisions for Enbridge, including conditions related to marine mammals.Read More
This year, the Starfish Canada is pleased to name Tamo Campos our Top Environmentalist under 25. Regardless of his family ties to David Suzuki, Tamo has made his own name in the environmentalism game at the age of only 23.
As a young athlete and aspiring snowboarder, Tamo founded Beyond Boarding, an environmental and humanitarian activism group to raise awareness about issues impacting all corners of the world from the headwaters of the amazon to First Nation’s groups in Northern BC.Read More
At a very young age, Sam has proven his ability to empower and inspire others to engage in environmental projects. As an influential leader and organizer, Sam has encouraged youth across Canada to become involved in climate change issues and speak up for what the believe in. At the age of 17, Sam is on a path to a promising future and we are pleased to feature him as number 4 in our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 2014.Read More
In what can be described as a very necessary and stern wake-up call, the federal court has ruled on the side of five environmental organizations that filed suit against the federal government for the neglect of their legal responsibilities under SARA in the face of Northern Gateway pipeline development.Read More
Today (June 8th) is World Oceans Day – a day to take note of the successes we’ve had and opportunities that we face marching into 2013 and beyond. Although it’s not a well-known holiday, I’m happy to shed light on what’s been going on for our oceans and how you can take part in preserving our waters for future generations.Read More
As much as I love them, people with green leanings tend to be a little pessimistic. Obviously there is a lot to be concerned about in a world with changing climate, out-of-control capitalism, and an ozone layer that occasionally resembles a finely crafted Swiss cheese. But if you constantly bury yourself in bad news, you aren’t the most pleasant person to be around. Case in point: the reaction to the province of BC formally coming out against the Northern Gateway Pipeline.Read More