UPCOMING EVENTS and ongoing actions
Tell world leaders at COP26: Pass a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
The record breaking heat waves, extreme weather events, and catastrophic wildfires we've seen over the past few years are nothing compared to what's coming if the global community doesn't come together to keep fossil fuels in the ground and initiate a just transition to clean energy.
To stave off the worst of the climate crisis, we need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty based on the principles of no new exploration, a managed wind down of existing production, and a just transition must be a major topic of conversation.
This year at COP26, world leaders need to not just understand what's at stake, but that they'll be held accountable if they don't do what's necessary in the fight to maintain a habitable climate.
Will you sign the petition demanding world leaders start working on a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty at COP26?
XR Vancouver is having TWO WEEKS OF EVENTS to end Fossil Fuel Subsidies
THE FINAL DAY IS OCTOBER 29th, details:
For one last day let's Shut Down Canada! Marching from Nelson Park through downtown, ending with action at Main & Broadway. Join us as we Rebel For Life! More details to follow...
Extinction Rebellion Vancouver acknowledges that our actions take place on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations and is committed to standing alongside & in support of the original stewards of these lands.
DONATE TO PtP to help the Tree Camp pay for banners, flyers, climbing and building supplies etc.
Help our AMAZING Community Nest Finding Network do their crucial work! here is their fundraising site to pay for trips to locations that may help them stop TMX and other dangerous extraction projects
Protect the Planet - Stand up to TMX! Please help us fund our legal challenge to the injunction!
WE NEED YOUR HELP with fundraising to cover the costs of a legal challenge to the injunction that is protecting Trans Mountain and making it illegal for concerned citizens to stand up to TMX and try to protect their communities and their children's future. We recognize that this past year has been financially hard for many people, so if you aren't in a position to donate, please share this Fundrazr and help us get the word out. Whether you donate or share, your generosity is greatly appreciated, and we're glad that you're joining our effort to set aside TMX's injunction and send a powerful message to the federal government: this pipeline has no place in Canada's future.
HERE is where you can learn more!
(photo below is of one brave land defender who was arrested TWICE for defying the injunction)
for more details!
Water is Life: a call to action to protect the Fraser River"
On Saturday, May 29, 2 P.M. at Maquabeak Park, Coquitlam, supporters came together on the banks of the Fraser River to bear witness as Chief Judy Wilson and other Indigenous leaders from along the pipeline route, do a public water ceremony to offer prayers for the protection of the fish, animals, plants, people and ways of life that depend on its health. We all need to take a stand against all that is threatened by the drilling and by the entire Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project, but this was also a chance show solidarity with Indigenous peoples upholding their rights and practicing their sacred responsibility to defend these lands and waters.
Trans Mountain plans to drill under the world's most iconic salmon river - the Fraser - threatening the peoples, the salmon and all living things who depend on its health. People across B.C. are united by the mighty Fraser, the world's largest salmon river. An accident during construction or an oil spill anywhere from the headwaters to the Salish Sea would be catastrophic.
March and April were very BUSY! We held MULTIPLE prayer circle actions, a few brave arrests, lots of tours and "holding the Red Line" events. A highlight was the truly wonderful march up to the the Watch house to celebrate its anniversary!
WE DREW THE RED LINE TO STOP TMX in Coquitlam, Burnaby, Victoria and New Westminster!
It is a COVID safe way of showing our concern: a distance and masked action - it's short and simple, and shows we won't back down. We hold signs and red material to stay 2-3 m apart as we make a line of caring humans in an impacted area (wetlands, watershed, park, coastline etc!) and then video our proud red line, a Rope of Hope to protect what we love and value. It is NOT too late and the RISK is too great. If you want to send out a message and gather your local supporters to do so, we encourage you to set this up in your own endangered area.
We have done this in Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster and in Victoria... anywhere that is affected by this black snake.
2021 - FEBRUARY
This virtual gathering allowed various groups to collaborate on what we are doing to stop TMX . The Assembly featured a range of people working at the grassroots level: tree sitters; Adopt-a-Pipeline surveillance; public education and outreach; #1308trees campaign, and more. This event took place (virtually) on the unceded land of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Citizens in four cities took to overpasses and roads, taking selfies and posting their safely distanced #stopTMX signs and protests.
TOURS at Stoney Creek
Showing the sensitive salmon and nootsak dace habitat and the many trees, including a grandmother cedar tree slated for destruction. These tours have taken over a hundred locals in to view the beauty and vibrancy of the urban forest ecosystem that is slated to be torn apart to make room for a soon to be pointless pipeline.
2021 - JANUARY Arrests at Stoney Creek
Protesting work being done in the salmon bearing watershed around Stoney Creek led to an arrest of a local grandmother who is not going to let her community be taken over without a fight. We are all so proud of Maxine and her backup team of protestors!
2020 - The Original Treehouse
Built in the giant Cottonwoods near Holmes Creek, this tree house was a wonder of engineering! Thanks to the amazing skills of Timothee Govare and his many dedicated assistants, including the climbing crew of Amanda and Kurtis, a beautiful tree house was built to protect this delicate riparian zone. Sadly it was raided and there is now barbed wire, security fences, manned surveillance and motion detectors to keep out the local citizens who only want to protect their salmon streams and valuable watersheds.
After a week or so of searching, a new tree camp was established, at Lost Creek, just 500 m further down the pipeline route. It is visible from the TransCanada and from the Brunette Greenway.
2020 - World Rivers Day
What could be better than cleaning up the Brunette River for World River's Day?!
On Sept 27th we had dozens of volunteers helping to haul out over 20 bags of garbage from the Lower Brunette (near Hume Park in New Westminster). This is just one of a number of efforts we have made to show our care and love for our local watersheds.
2020 - drumming circle and summer camp supporting the initial aerial camp
PtP is not alone!
We work closely with our allies - for more actions to STOP TMX - this list will also help you stay tuned for more actions!
PtP (and allies) in the press:
Join our upcoming actions at Colony Farm, Stoney Creek, Lost Creek, Holmes Creek and more.....
Send an email to join up on our "call out" list for all land defenders ready to act to protect our trees: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info on supporting our tree sit:
We can always use more folks to write press releases, organize, climb, visit and deliver food and share the hope!
Check out the "HELP STOP TMX" page for directions and details. We DO need you!