At Canadian Consulates worldwide on the night of March 7, people came together with candles in solidarity for environmental and climate justice. The Canadian tar sands, located in Alberta Canada, reside below the boreal forest, which is the largest intact ecosystem in the world. Tar sands is notoriously dirty, and its extraction and refining is spoiling rivers and ecosystems, causing illness in indigenous and rural communities, and poses a serious threat to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions to acceptable levels.
Our guest speaker for March is Amy Wilburn, Chair of the Delaware Bicycle Council. With the price of gasoline rapidly approaching $4.00 / gallon, the world's most energy-efficient mode of transportation has become even more attractive. Amy Wilburn will speak on the mission of the Delaware Bicycle Council, and there efforts to make Delaware more bicycle-friendly.