Spring Update, Fundraiser Garage Sale, Stop the Cuts and More

The Stand has been abuzz with activity this spring. Check out our full update below. But first...

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Fightback against austerity is essential

There are moments in history where local politics have national, and even international, significance. Saskatchewan is currently living one of those moments.

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Six ways The Stand has made a difference

We have been busy organizing for change last year, working in partnership with many of the committed and inspiring community groups in our city. Our work has included organizing public events and meetings that address: just transitions for oil sector workers, car sharing, electric cars, green burials, new roles for Canada Post, police accountability, trade policy, community health, and electoral reform and alternative voting systems!

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Workshop: One Tangible Skill - Choosing a Website Platform

Workshop: One Tangible SkillMaking a website for your organization can be easy— but knowing where to start is hard! In the past couple of years, the options for "website platforms" — the software to build a website with — have multiplied. It can be bewildering to a new person: should you use Wordpress? Squarespace? Shopify? or something else? What about collecting donations for your organization, recruiting volunteers, selling swag online, or learning more about and reaching your supporters?

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Report from Overshoot Day at The Stand

According to Global Footprint Network, August 8th was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity had used up its natural resources budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature.  I have been an environmental activist for the past 10 years and my activism has led me to the understanding that this is the most important issue facing us on the planet.  I now speak wherever and whenever I can on the importance of looking after earth, our only home... and the only one that I know of with chocolate!

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