Posts by Karen Cooling

Karen Cooling

About Karen Cooling

Karen Cooling recently retired from her position as a staff representative at the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Cooling is a researcher, educator and communicator specializing in resource issues and relationship building between resource workers and environmentalists. She spent 17 years working directly in the pulp and paper industry. Follow Karen on Twitter

‘Green’ Summer Reading

Jun 3, 2010
As I was wandering through the airport this spring I succumbed to my one true addiction: books.  Yes, I know that a good environmentalist uses the local library, but I’m working on it….. Anyway, as always, I try to pick up something that I’ve read a review on or something that just jumps out at… View Article

It’s about jobs

Feb 13, 2009
Next week the provincial government releases their budget and I am looking for something, anything at all, for forest workers.Now I hate to be a total whiner, but since 2001, BC has lost 65 sawmills, four pulp mills and about 20,000 jobs in the forest industry. With the spin-off effect of about 1 to 3,… View Article