The Ancient Forest Alliance would like to extend a great thank you and congratulations to Francis Litman and all the organizers and volunteers that made Creatively United for the Planet such a success this past Earth Day weekend. The family-friendly event drew out thousands of folks who were able to visit the more than 70 vendor booths and learn more about sustainability and creative ways to help the planet. It's through building a broad-based, large-scale movement that we will bring about real powerful social and environmental change. Creatively United was a great example of this! Here's to 2014!
Creatively United for the Planet
FRI-SUN APRIL 19-21, 2013
St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt St., Victoria
Earth Day Parade & Celebration
SAT APRIL 20, 2013
11:00am: Parade starting at Commercial and 8th Ave, Vancouver
12:00-3:00pm: Celebration at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive and Charles St., Vancouver)
The following is a summary on the positions of BC’s main political parties on old-growth related forest policies and some additional forest policies. The Ancient Forest Alliance is calling on BC’s political parties to commit to a science-based “Old-Growth Protection Act” with targets and timelines to end old-growth logging in endangered regions and to ensure a sustainable, value-added second-growth forest industry instead.
Pre-Election Info Night and Rally for Ancient Forests this Wednesday April 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Alix Goolden Hall, located 907 Pandora Ave (corner of Quadra and Pandora).
Join us for NEW MAPS on the status of BC's endangered old-growth forests, DRAFT LEGISLATION on how to protect them, and a variety of GREAT SPEAKERS!
A huge THANK YOU to Nathaniel Glickman and members of the UVic Ancient Forest Committee for organizing a fun and successful fundraising night with a first rate line-up of local musicians (Moonshine Gang Victoria Chapter, (as the) Crow Flies, Redwood Green, Co-Captain, and DJ Rough Child) on Saturday’s 3rd Annual “Tree Huggers Ball”! The event raised a total of $4800 for our young organization that depends on grassroots support to stay afloat! Big thanks as well to Amanda Cook for donating nearly $400 in proceeds from sales of her “Stand up for the Coast” t-shirts!
Ancient Forest Awareness Blitz: This Saturday in Vancouver-Point-Grey (Premier Christy Clark’s Riding)
Join a team of environmentally-minded volunteers organized by the Ancient Forest Alliance and the UBC Ancient Forest Committee for a massive “info blitz” in Premier Christy Clark’s riding of Vancouver–Point Grey to help save ancient forests and ensure sustainable forestry jobs.
After hosting fundraisers in May and June in support of the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA), Ahimsa Yoga Sooke mailed a cheque to the AFA for $200!
THANK YOU so much to Paula and all the staff at Ahimsa Yoga Sooke. We are so appreciative of this support, especially at this formative stage of the organisation.
To the provincial government, which says enough old-growth trees have been protected in the area between Sooke and Port Renfrew. That does not bode well for the trees in an area near Port Renfrew, nicknamed Avatar Grove, which are under threat of a harvest. The Forests Ministry says 24 per cent of the grove will be protected, and that is enough.