Calling All Bloggers: Black Out, Speak Out for Nature and Democracy
Today, the country’s leading environmental organizations launched a campaign to protest against unprecedented attacks on two core Canadian values: nature and democracy.
Known as Black Out Speak Out (or Silence, on parle, in French) the campaign invites organizations, businesses and anyone with their own website to darken their websites on June 4, and speak out against the dismantling of Canada’s environmental laws.
Check out our full-page ads in the Globe and Mail, La Presse and Ottawa’s Hill Times. And go to www.blackoutspeakout.ca or www.silenceonparle.ca to learn more.
Silence is not an option for Canadians who care about the protection of nature and democratic discussion. Changes introduced in the federal government’s budget act (C-38) are placing the future of our land, water and climate at risk. The changes are making it easier to rush headlong into potentially damaging industrial projects, and harder for Canadians to have any say.
If you have a blog, and you care about nature and democracy, help us spread the word about our cause. For the next month, you can also speak out on Twitter using #blackoutspeakout, and share our facebook page, at www.facebook.com/BlackOutSpeakOut. And, we invite you to join in our nationwide action, and darken your site on June 4.
Participating environmental organizations include CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, Equiterre, Greenpeace, Nature Canada, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada, West Coast Environmental Law, and, WWF Canada.
We hope you’ll participate in the campaign.