We are in a climate crisis and the BC Government continues to allow the logging of 1000 year old trees
Old Growth Forests act as an essential carbon sink; they hold the soil and reduce the risk and severity of floods and landslides; they act as a natural barrier to wild fires, are home to many endangered species and are culturally and spiritually significant ancestors of these lands.
Only 2.7% of B.C.’s original productive old growth forests remain.
A 2022 Poll showed 82% of British Columbians support legislation to ban all old growth logging in the province.
Over 1,100 people have been arrested at the Fairy Creek Blockade and numerous other blockades have been set up across the province.
“What we do in the next 2 to 3 years, will determine the future of humanity”
– Sir David King, World renowned climate scientist and the former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK (February 2022)
We are facing the destruction of our society, the economy, everything we love and more.
Saving these precious and important ecosystems is an essential step in preserving a livable future. We must do whatever it nonviolently takes.
“The science is clear. Canadians have been clear. We must not only continue taking real climate action, we must also move faster and go further. As Canadians are increasingly experiencing across the country, climate change is an existential threat.”
“This is an emergency and for emergency situations we need emergency action.”
Ban Ki-Moon, Former UN Secretary-General
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Save Old Growth is a civil resistance campaign aimed at permanently stopping all logging of old-growth forests in BC through legislative change. Our organization recognizes that our actions are taking place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Stó:lō (Stolo), lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) and Snuneymuxw Nations, whose people have protected these lands and waters from time immemorial. We are uninvited guests on these territories.
It is clear that systems of colonial extraction have led humanity to a very dark place – one where we cannot guarantee the safety of future generations unless we are able to fundamentally change the relationship we have with the earth in the next few years. We believe that those of us aware of this truth – especially those of us whose ancestors have historically benefited from this toxic colonial system – have a moral obligation to do everything we non-violently can to dismantle it. We hope that our campaign may serve as a fundamental step towards the restitution of indigenous sovereignty by freeing society from the colonial extractive systems that have been imposed.
Save Old Growth receives most of our funding for recruitment, training, capacity building, and education from Climate Emergency Fund.