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Wondering how you can get more involved in efforts to safeguard nature, communities and the climate through law?

Check out this page for information and opportunities to take action by attending events, contacting decision-makers, participating in government processes and more.


The BC Government is seeking public input until October 7, 2019, on its recent proposals to reform what projects are subject to a provincial environmental assessment (“EA”).

With climate change already costing our communities, it’s important for elected officials to understand their options. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and get more information.

This page includes some links to resources that relate to both resolutions. However, if you have questions that are not answered, please do contact us at agage@wcel.org or anna@georgiastrait.org. We’d love to chat further.

You know that climate change is already costing our communities and that it’s important to start talking about who should pay for those costs. We’re grateful for your support for these important resolutions.

The vote is likely to be a tight one, and these resolutions need more than just your vote:

The response to plastic needs to be drastic!

Imagine it’s summertime, and you’re having a backyard barbeque with some friends. You have some beers, a little something sizzling on the grill and maybe some fresh seafood. Sounds enticing, right?

What if you knew that everything you’re consuming – beer, salt, and shellfish being the worst offenders – has microplastics in it? A plastic barbeque.

    This election, who we vote for matters more than ever. Not just for our country, but for our children’s future and the health of our planet.

    In the next five years, Canada and the world will face critical decisions about our future. As ecosystems fail and the planet warms dangerously, our collective well-being is deeply under threat. There is still time to chart a course to a safe future for all – but we must act urgently to uphold environmental protection, economic justice and human rights.

    Efforts to protect BC’s northern coast go back half a century and are not to be taken lightly as the Senate considers killing Bill C-48.

    Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, would protect a remote and unique region in northern British Columbia from the risk of catastrophic spills by prohibiting tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil or certain other types of oil from docking, loading or unloading in Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound and Dixon Entrance.

    A legislated oil tanker ban on the north Pacific coast is within reach. Senators are preparing to vote on Bill C-48 – the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act – and they need to hear from you one last time.

    Right now, oil industry lobbyists are doing all they can to kill the Bill, which could throw away our best chance to protect the unique and sensitive waters surrounding the Great Bear Rainforest. With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, time is running out for the tanker ban.

    Williams Lake, Secwepemc Territory – Andrew Gage, a staff lawyer from West Coast Environmental Law, is attending this week’s North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) meeting to hear firsthand how wildfires and other climate-related impacts have affected northern communities – and how their elected officials expect to manage the huge costs that they face.

    People have strong attachments to killer whales in British Columbia. They star in stories, art and legends of many First Nations and coastal communities.

    Killer whales have matrilineal societies, with a mother or grandmother at the centre of the family, and lifelong close bonds between mothers and their offspring. Southern resident killer whales have a unique culture from other killer whale populations, using distinct vocalizations to communicate, find mates, and locate preferred prey.

    Forty-nine years ago Earth Day was born. Millions of people are working on solutions to the Earth’s deep and intractable human-caused maladies. There is cause for despair at the real possibility of an uninhabitable earth, and there is reason for outrage at the state of the planet.

    School Strike for Climate

    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the #fridays4future #schoostrike4climate in Vancouver. This event was one of over 2,000 events worldwide in 125 countries, involving 1.5 million people.

    In June 2016, the federal government announced a major review of Canada’s environmental laws and processes – including environmental assessment (EA), the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and the National Energy Board. It's critical that we make the most of this opportunity, and we need some help from you.

    Looking for local climate action that can send a global message? Join us in forcing fossil fuel companies to confront the harm caused by their products.

    Each of our communities is suffering from climate change, and facing a rising tide of increasing costs. Climate Law in our Hands is looking for people who will confront that reality and then demand accountability from the fossil fuel industry.

    MiningWatch needs your help to ensure accountability for the Mount Polley tailings pond disaster.