Submitted by Kate Watt

On June 13, ColumbiYA, a local environmental youth action group, held a rally to protest ongoing old growth logging in B.C.

“The government keeps promising to take action on climate change, yet here they are, cutting down giant carbon sinks,” says Alyssa Taburiaux, event organizer and ColumbiYA member.

The rally drew more than a dozen enthusiastic participants, and many passerbyers showed their support with honks, waves and cheers.Others stopped by to sign letters addressed to Premier Horgan and Minister Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. These letters asked for an immediate moratorium on old growth logging and the provision of conservation, financing and economic alternatives for First Nations and rural communities, to ensure no community is left behind.

Show your support by visiting the Columbi-YA Facebook page and signing their ‘Stop old growth logging petition.’