By mid to late August the BC government is expected to announce the fate of our ancient trees as part of their revised “Old Growth Strategy”. We have a narrow window of time to act!
The last of BC’s old growth forests are critical to combating climate change because they can store more carbon than any other ecosystem on the planet. They protect communities from fires, floods and droughts. Yet every day, more than 500 soccer fields of these big old trees are clear cut in BC (and huge GHG emissions are released in the process). Future generations are depending upon us.
Take Further Action:
Letters are the most impactful way to send a personal message, followed by phone calls, then emails. Take a minute to fill out the e-mail form to the right, or contact your local MLA via the following document:
Here is a template to write your own letter. Personalized letters have the most impact!
Here is a background document on our campaign for further reading
E-mail BC's Minister of Forests
Copy and paste the following message into the box below, or personalize it to maximize your impact:
Dear Hon. Doug Donaldson,
I urge the provincial government in 2020 in compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and in an actively anti-racist manner: end logging of productive old growth forest, increase sustainable forestry practices, and directly ensure that any workers or communities (including indigenous communities), that will be adversely economically impacted by the protection of old growth, are fully supported to economic sustainability through a Green New Deal.
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