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Episode 166. Does Activism Make a Difference?
Recorded after the historic cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project, Rose and Christine discuss whether activism is making a difference in creating the change we need in a time of climate crisis.
*Note: This episode was recorded on June 21st, before the record-breaking heat wave hit the Pacific Northwestern US and Western Canada.*
Discussion: Unmarked graves of indigenous children found in Indian Residential School sites in Canada. Read more on CBC News: Criticism of Canada Day celebrations grows in the wake of burial sites being found at old residential schools
GOOD NEWS: Juneteenth holiday declared in the US. June 19th, or “Juneteenth”, marks the freedom of enslaved Black people in the US. Read more on CNN: New national US holiday, Juneteenth, is today. What to know, how it’s observed
MORE GOOD NEWS: *Post-podcast Update* Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, passed in both the Canadian House and Senate before summer recess! That means it is now law. Read more at: Bill C-12 passes and becomes law, ecojustice.ca
ACTION TIP: Activism makes a difference – what simple action can you take today on behalf of the planet and future generations? This can be as simple as shopping at your local farms market and savoring the fresh local produce you can find there.
SANITY TIP: It’s summer, go outside!