Upcoming & Recent Events
Protect the Planet Community Meeting
Monday September 25, 7-8:30pm, zoom
Join Protect the Planet and Indigenous Land Defender Jim Leyden at the September Community Meeting. Jim will share insights as the watchhouse elder and the story of of his court case (Prosecution Services dropped the charge of injunction violation while performing ceremony-yeah!). Plus meet fellow land and water protectors, build camaraderie and plan next steps. Please RSVP.
Global Climate Strike
Friday September 15, 1pm, Vancouver City Hall, !:30pm March, 3pm Vancouver Art Gallery
Join the local community and people around the world who will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just and equitable end to fossil fuels. The march starts at Vancouver City Hall at 11am and will end with a party at the Vancouver Art Gallery. For more details.
It Stops Here with Rueben George & Guests
Wednesday August 30, 7pm
At 7pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books, SFU Library, and SFU Public Square for a special evening with prominent environmental activist, spiritual leader, and Sundance Chief, Rueben George, for the launch of his book, It Stops Here: Standing up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People. RSVP for the free event.
Free Skool Field Trip
Saturday August 26 , 12-7pm, Forest Grove Park Soccer, Burnaby
The Burnaby Mountain Pipeline Resistance and Land-based Learning happens at the Forest Grove Park Soccer Field from 12-7pm. Free Skool Field Trip brings together grassroots people to celebrate, learn, resist and grow together. For more details.
Protect the Planet Camping Action
Monday August 7, 10am, North Road at Pipeline Crossing, Coquitlam
Protect the Planet is starting a series of camping actions to Stop TMX. Activists will set up for 2-3 days at a time at various locations with active construction. The first campsite will be at North Road at the pipeline crossing, near Holmes Creek, set up at 10am. Register to camp.
Hug The Mountain
Sunday, June 18, 12-4:00pm, Forest Grove Park soccer field, Burnaby
Stand in unity against the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) at Hug Burnaby Mountain!
The event, hosted on unceded terrirories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) ,Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem), will feature music, dance, ceremony, booths, and a parade to show our fierce love for our planet. In the face of the climate crisis, we will keep persisting, one Hug at a time. It's not too late to change things for the better!
Privacy Requests Workshop
Monday May 29, 7:00pm, Zoom
"Do you want to know what TMX/RCMP are documenting about you?" Join us at our Protect the Planet Community Meeting at 7pm on Monday May 29 for an informative and empowering evening with Pipe Up's Lynn Perrin. She will share information on how to submit privacy requests from the Transmountain Pipeline corporation and RCMP. Come prepared with what you want to find out then we will submit the requests together!
Protect the Planet Community Meeting
Monday April 24, 7:00pm, Zoom
We would like to invite you to the Protect the Planet Community Meeting on Monday April 24 at 7pm. During the 90 minute online meet up, they will introduce us to those working to stop the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion, offer ways we can take action, and give us an opportunity to connect with other people that are committed to protecting the planet.
Coextinction Film Viewing
Wednesday April 19, 7:00pm, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts ( 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Join Reel Causes, Protect the Planet and Ecojustice for a screening
of Coextinction. After the mother orca Tahlequah carries her dead calf for 17
days, Indigenous leaders and scientists make a desperate attempt to save the
last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Coextinction takes audiences
deep into the interconnected web of ecosystem collapse on the frontlines of the
Pacific Northwest's most pressing environmental threats. Fish farms, pipelines,
dams, increasing vessel traffic, climate change, pollutants and centuries of
injustice against Indigenous peoples are all connected. No species goes extinct
Unveiling of George Rammel's Chamber of Predetermined Outcomes
Mar . 21. 7-9pm Longhouse Church 2545 Franklin St. Vancouver
Join us for an unveiling of George Rammell's sculptural work "Chambers of Predetermined Outcomes: Gatekeepers of Justice" by Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh nation. The unveiling is followed by a discussion with the artist and introductory statements by panelists Rueben George, Alex Phillips, and Michelle Silongan on the TMX struggle, political art, and injunction culture. Rammell's sculpture has been funded through the British Columbia Arts Council.
Youtube live stream: https://youtube.com/live/JZFpMZKARHI?feature=share
What Can We Do When Laws Harm Public Health?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fam8PBNzeRE Click here to view the event recording.
Mar. 14, 10:30-12pm, Public Health Association of BC, - online
Dr. Tim Takaro's career has focused on environmental and occupational health and, in recent years, on the health impacts of climate change. This led him, as a citizen, to become a volunteer with Protect the Planet Stop TMX (the Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion) since August 2020. In November 2021 he was arrested for tree-sitting in an attempt to block further construction of TMX and in June 2022 he was sentenced for contempt of Court and jailed for three weeks.
In this online webinar he will share some of his experience and deep consideration of the ethics of climate change and health action, including exploring an ethics framework for climate action in public health and examine the Declarations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act as a foundation for potential planetary health action on climate change.
Saturday January 28, 11am-6pm, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House (2425 Oxford St.)
A free festival of workshops for activists both new and old. Sessions will include Non-violent Direct Action, the Seven Grandfather Teachings, Land Defender First Aid Training, Zine-Making, Public Speaking 101, and more.