No excuses for being a terribly inconsistent blogger lately- but I hope I’ll have some more photography/writing/art up sometime soon.
This is just a quick post about the Black Out Speak Out campaign happening here in Canada.
It’s a campaign launched by CPAWS, the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club Canada and many other high-profile environmental groups.
It’s in protest of the Harper Government’s new budget, bill C-38, which effectively kills environmental regulations that have taken decades to establish, and seeks to extinguish the voices of dissenters.
So on June 4th, Canadians across the country (including Margaret Atwood!) are speaking out for Nature and Democracy. Even if you don’t agree with what environmental groups are saying, surely you must believe in their right to say it. (which apparently our government does not).
So, on June 4th, you can turn your own website or blog dark to protest (Remember the blackout campaign against SOPA and PIPA? well it’s the same idea.)
To learn how to participate, check out the campaign’s main website: http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/index.php
There are instructions there on how to darken your website, why you should participate (with more details on bill C-38), and what else you can do.