Speak out today for nature and democracy

As our Parliament considers an omnibus bill that would gut environmental protection with little or no public discussion, Earth Threadz is joining with colleagues across the country to say Silence Is Not an Option.

Together with 500 organizations representing millions of Canadians, we will Black Out and Speak Out. We’re asking you, a champion for healthy communities and a healthy environment, to join us.

What We’re Doing

Today with our allies, we’re darkening our website and sounding a single, unified message to decision-makers: Stand up for our Canadian values. Our land, water, and climate. Our communities. Our human rights and democracy.

In Vancouver, Yellowknife, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John’s, environmental leaders and high-profile supporters will gather and speak publicly about what is at stake with Bill C-38. And we’ll call on our elected representatives to defend the values Canadians believe in. 

What You Can Do: Join Black Out Speak Out and act today

Join with us and leaders across the country:

In this historic Canadian moment, your voice has never been more important. Thank you for speaking out and standing up for Canada.

A memo leaked to a Canadian scientist described the removal of habitat protection from Canada's Fisheries Act. The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is asking you to sign a petition in support of maintaining habitat protection as part of the Fisheries Act.

The petition can be found by clicking on this link:


This is important to all, as without habitat protection, all watersheds and coastal waters are placed in jeopardy.

Canadians want strong environmental laws to protect our communities, ecosystems, health, and economy.

This site is a gathering, resource, and action centre for organizations and individuals who want to ensure that Canada works towards enacting and enforcing strong environmental laws.

Our focus starts with environmental assessment, which, because it assesses the potential impacts of proposed projects and plans before harm is done, is an essential tool to maintain a healthy, secure and sustainable Canada.

If you are interested in more information, please see the Connections page, consider having your group sign on as an Endorser, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


As of March 12, 2012, almost 50 groups have formally endorsed 10 principles that serve as the foundation of environmental assessment for a healthy, secure and sustainable Canada. See our February 29, 2012 media release here.

The full Endorsement Statement with endorsers listed (alphabetically) is available for download here - please note that the pdf does not include a full list of current endorsers, which is available below.

If your organization, group, association or company is interested in becoming an endorser, please contact rforbes [at] wcel.org

Environmental Assessment for a Healthy, Secure and Sustainable Canada

Rachel S. Forbes, Staff Counsel,  West Coast Environmental Law

University of Guelph students decided it was time to take action and bring climate change back into the media and back onto the political agenda.

The students want you to join them in robocalling Steven Harper on April 4th, 2012, to show you care about climate change. Just call 613-992-4211 (it’s FREE!) and leaving this message:

Hi Steve, this is [insert your name], and I’m calling from [insert your location].
And I have a message for you.
I’m calling to talk about climate change.
It’s real and it’s happening.
And it’s negatively impacting Canadians everywhere.
Something needs to be done, Steve.
There is no Planet B,
We have to live with the decisions you make, Steve.
Make Canada a Climate Leader, not a Climate Loser.
Do it for us.

For more information: www.callsteveday.wordpress.com and spread the word.

New Brunswick’s rich Acadian Forest, from the old growth coastal Bay of Fundy rainforests to the misty mountaintop Restigouche wildwoods, is at risk. These forests are home to a many elusive wildlife, including flying squirrels, lynx and barred owls. If we don’t act now, much of New Brunswick’s remaining old forest habitat will be on the chopping block. The provincial government is deciding now whether they will open up old forests and other specially managed habitats to clearcutting. You can help protect this precious wilderness. Please send a letter to the Minister of Natural Resources before February 29.

CPAWS is recommending that at least 17% of Crown land, including the largest patches of old forest, be designated as permanently protected areas, where no logging or mining can happen, by 2015. CPAWS is also recommending the province immediately take action to keep all of the Crown land they are already conserving as old forests, wildlife habitat and riverbank buffers. The currently conserved area is below the bare minimum required to conserve all the wildlife that need old forests, so any reduction in conservation is unacceptable.

You can find more here about New Brunswick's old growth forests and how you can help. https://cpawsnb.org/campaigns/public-forest

And you can take action now by clicking here.
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