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Tzeporah Berman: Clayoquot Hero

I had never been to a protest in my life. And,  I ended up coordinating the blockades in 1993. It became the largest civil disobedience action in Canada’s history…It was a real tipping point in Canada for environmental issues. – Tzeporah Berman


Tzeporah Berman was a teenage art student studying in Europe when she first became aware of environmental degradation – pollution eroding ancient ruins in Greece and huge forests decimated in Germany.  Tzeporah returned to Canada to find deforestation also taking place in BC rainforests she had previously not known existed.

Tzeporah spurred a movement that ended clear-cutting in Clayoquot Sound.  She is the co-founder of ForestEthics and take on behemoths like MacMillan Bloedel, Staples and Victoria Secret.   Never afraid of a fight, or controversy, Tzeporah continues to battle big companies and governmental bodies on behalf of PowerUp Canada and Greenpeace, and released her new book, This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge.

Forest footage courtesy of CBC and Greenpeace
Music by Buffy Sainte-Marie

What You Can Do

• Participate in a Canada-wide action to speak up against Canada’s contribution to Climate Change through tar sands and pipeline expansions.

• Ask your politicians to PowerUp! Send them a postcard message about climate change and get them to take legislative action on a cleaner energy policy.

• Join the Greenpeace: Protect the Forests campaign to stop the illegal logging of ancient forests and protect the rights of the indigenous people and species who rely on them.

• Plant a tree to breath easier! There are local “plant a tree” organizations that help people improve their gardens and green space. Just one plant begins the part of a larger change.

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