Footprint Press No. 21 is out and educating the community









o element, or commodity, is more essential to our health than pure, fresh water. Water is necessary for all life, all plants and animals, both human and nonhuman. Our bodies are composed mostly of water, and we need daily access to it in order to stay healthy.

Without water, life rapidly desiccates and disappears. When we take water for granted, to accommodate industry and development, we risk our own lives and those of future generations. And as water bodies become too polluted to support the life which depends on them, conflict and hardship are sure to follow.

It is time to create a vision of the future in which water is given the respect and care it deserves. Protecting our aquifers, ponds, wetlands, streams, rivers, and oceans from contamination, is an investment we can all make in the future, for life on earth.




The Footprint Press is published by the Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society (CAUSS), as a non-profit community magazine.


Articles, artwork and photography, are submitted by local activists, scientists, First Nations and other dedicated people, wishing to share their vision of a more just and informed society, and who seek to live harmoniously with nature in a shared environment. Circulation is over 2000.


The paper can also be viewed on-line in colour at FootprintPress.ca or contact us via e-mail here or 604 820-7592.


Donations to help cover our printing costs are appreciated but not solicited. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the publishers as a whole or individually.

Editors: Tracy Lyster, Catherine McDonald, Joanne Long, Hilde Tonkens.

Graphic design: Nik Cuff, Photography and covers: Bruce Klassen and Don Mair, Visual editors: Val Pack, Mike Gildersleeve, Richard Heyman and Darlo Gong.



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