We’re in a race against time to protect the majestic kelp forests of the Salish and Great Bear Seas – home to endangered sea otters and the last 73 southern resident killer whales. Cruise ship season is officially open in British Columbia (B.C.), bringing with it a tidal wave of raw sewage and fossil fuel washwater that will devastate these vast underwater forests and the critically endangered species that depend on them for their survival. Right now, the media is buzzing with news of what could be a record-breaking season for the cruise ship industry in B.C. It’s the perfect time for us to rock the boat and call on Transport Canada to follow through on its promise to clamp down on shipping pollution.
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Setbacks to Marine Shorelines
Marine plants and animal species require healthy shorelines free from septic seepage.
To prevent fouling of the foreshore and impact on fish,shellfish and marine ecosystems, an underground sewage disposal system, including all septic tanks, absorption fields and related appurtenances shall not be sited within 30 metres (98 feet) of the natural boundary of the sea, a watercourse, drilled well or source of domestic water supply.
The United Nations General Assembly has universally recognized the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll!
Champions of this movement - from children, business, Indigenous People, human rights institutions and civil society organizations, UN, and more - share why this step is so significant!
As we honor this major milestone, we will soon begin working towards strengthening the recognition of the right to a healthy environment in every country of the world.
1 trillion trees is all we need. That is about 142 per person. Lets get started!
When we start to act, hope is everywhere.
So instead of looking for hope, look for action.
Then the hope will come.