2011 Year in Review

Thank you for helping to make Earthroots’ 25th year a great success!  None of this work would have been possible without the help of our dedicated supporters, volunteers and advisors.

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Here are a few highlights from our list of accomplishments in 2011!


WOLF LAKE / TEMAGAMI


Earthroots gained high-profile media coverage critical of the proposal to remove Forest Reserve status from Wolf Lake, the largest known ancient red pine forest in the world.  With the support of our partners at Friends of Temagami, Paddle Canada and CPAWS Ottawa Valley, we have mobilized the public around this important issue.

Our most recent call to action has generated over 1,000 letters in support of permanent protection of this endangered forest!

If you haven’t done so already, please lend your voice to the campaign by sending in your letter to the Premier today. 

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OAK RIDGES MORAINE


We generated hundreds of public comments and gained media coverage regarding our push for an immediate review of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan with our partners at Ontario Nature and STORM Coalition.  Earthroots also recruited a team of twenty canvassers to go door to door across the thirty-two municipalities on the Oak Ridges Moraine – we reached approximately 20,000 households and raised the profile of the major threats to water quality and quantity. 

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GRASSY NARROWS BLOCKADE SUPPORT


Earthroots helped convince Ainsworth to become the fourth major logging company to commit not to source wood from Grassy Narrows territory unless the conflict with the community is resolved.

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We also helped convince major investment analyst MSCI to de-list Weyerhaeuser from their investment indexes while citing Weyerhaeuser's human rights record related to clearcutting in Grassy Narrows First Nation territory.

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KI FIRST NATION


Earthroots supported KI First Nation in developing and passing a community Water Declaration, an Indigenous Law that places their entire 13,025 square km home watershed off limits to all industry.

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TOOLS FOR CHANGE


We worked with OPIRG to host 16 skills workshops for Toronto activists who work on social and environmental justice campaigns.  250 people attended these affordable workshops to learn from experienced movement organizers. 

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