It's been one year since the Stephen Harper government gave the green light to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project.
Nevertheless, environmental groups and First Nations haven't lessened their efforts to stop the controversial project, as evidenced by the success of the Pull Together campaign that raises funds for First Nations' legal challenges.
During the Week to End Enbridge (June 13 to 21), pipeline foes will have ample opportunity to step up and add their support to the campaign.
Dozens of events are planned around B.C. Here's seven things to do in Vancouver during the Week to End Enbridge.
1. Meet Jane Fonda
The actor and activist will speak out against Arctic drilling and increased tanker traffic on the B.C. coast at Greenpeace Canada’s free Toast the Coast event at Jericho Beach on June 13. Caitlyn Vernon of Sierra Club B.C. will also speak at the event.
2. Watch a documentary
The Dogwood Initiative will host a screening of the docs “On the Line” and Raincoast Conservation Foundation's “Directly Affected” at the West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive) on June 19.
3. Join a potluck
On June 18, Young Agrarians and Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society are putting on the Farmers for Pull Together Potluck at Vancouver Technical Secondary School (2600 East Broadway).
4. Get some plants
The organic garden club at Windermere Secondary School (3155 East 27th Avenue) will donate the proceeds from its plant sale to Pull Together.
5. Eat a muffin
Pull Together will receive 20 percent of Uprising Breads Bakery's (1697 Venables Street) proceeds from the weekend of June 13 and 14.
6. Participate in a sit-in
On June 21, a meditation sit-in will attempt to encircle Stanley Park in solidarity against the pipeline.
7. Shop for soap
The Soap Dispensary (3718 Main Street) has pledged 10 percent of its proceeds from the weekend of June 13 and 14 to Pull Together.