Atlantic Chapter

Sandpiper, Fall 2010

Publication Date: 
September 1, 2010
The Sandpiper is the quarterly newsletter for the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada! Here's what you'll find in the Fall 2010 issue...


>> Oil in the gulf: welcome to the dead zone >> Strengthening our voice >> Next stop: the great outdoors >> A green collar solution

Response to Our Letter to Atlantic Canada's Leaders, Asking for Halt to C-NLOPB's Review of Old Harry

Publication Date: 
May 20, 2011



NL Natural Resources Minister Commits to Create Stand Alone-Regulator for Safety - But what About the Environment?"


Response to our March 28th Letter, which states Sierra Club Atlantic, Ecology Action Centre, and Save Our Seas and Shore Coaliton:


Sierra Buddies

Sierra Buddies is a joint high school-elementary eco-mentorship program. Working together, high school students learn leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills while preparing to deliver two fun, interactive presentations to grade five and six classes on ecological footprints and sustainability.

Participating Schools (Prince Edward Island)

Colonel Gray High, Charlottetown Rural High

Elementary Schools: Sherwood, West Royalty, West Kent, St. Jeans, Spring Park, West Kent

To learn more about how your school can participate in the Sierra Buddies program on PEI, contact PEI Sierra Buddies Coordinator Tony Reddin For NS, NB or N&L contact Gretchen Fitzgerald

In 2013, we tried to Raise Funds to Support Sierra Buddies though the Aviva Community Fund- we may try again...!

Wild Child

Wild Child


Meet some of our Wild Child participants! (on video)

For more information on Wild Child, see below and read our blog .

Federal Election Candidates - Atlantic Canada

Publication Date: 
April 28, 2011

Here are links to the answers we received from Candidates in Atlantic Canadian Ridings to our Election Questionnaire. If you are not sure of which Riding you are in, please go to Elections Canada's website to find out!



New Brunswick
  • Conservative - No response

Transcript of ECOPEI submission to SCEENR

Publication Date: 
March 2, 2011

Edited transcript of Tony Reddin's submission to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on behalf of Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI) on Thursday, March 2, 2011

Response to Corridor Resources Inc. Drilling of an Exploration Well on the Old Harry Prospect - EL 1105 (CEAR # 11-01-60633)

Publication Date: 
March 28, 2011

Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Sierra Club Atlantic, and Ecology Action Centre do not recognize the authority of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) to assess and approve oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Petition to Stop Fracking in Nova Scotia

Publication Date: 
March 22, 2011

Petition to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia   
To: Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia
• Whereas Petroworth Resources Inc. has indicated that it intends to drill for oil along  a seismic line
between Lake Ainslie and Mull River in the ‘Ainslie Block’  that extends from St. Rose to Port
Hood and east to Whycocomagh in Inverness County, and  
• Whereas this exploration may lead to the discovery of shale gas (i.e. natural gas obtained from
underground shale formations) as well as oil, and  

The Sandpiper, Spring 2012

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2012
The Sandpiper is the quarterly newsletter for the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada. We hope you enjoy the Spring 2012 issue!


Sierra Club Atlantic Presentation to New Brunswick Energy Commission

Publication Date: 
February 17, 2011

Presented by Larry Lack On behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Canada Chapter


the New Brunswick Energy Commission

The mandate of the Commission is "to conduct a broad public consultation and report to government on a long-term energy plan. More information on the commission and its mandate is available online."

Our report made the following recommendations:


Kelly Schnare is the Interim Coordinator of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Sierra Club.  Her work focuses on integrated fresh water resources and environmental volunteer motivations.  Having done graduate studies in Taiwan, Kelly is pleased to be applying her critical international perspective to her work in her hometown of Halifax.  

She is director of Fusion Halifax Sustainability Action Team, Atlantic Representative for the Canadian Water Network, Co-founding director of the Halifax Tool Library, Steering member of Transition Bay St Margarets and a 2014 HRM Volunteer Award recipient. 

Kelly is working to coordinate multiple local and regional campaigns with the Atlantic Canada Chapter and looks forward to welcoming new members and volunteers.

Coastal and Ocean Management in Newfoundland and Labrador

Publication Date: 
December 31, 2010

Submission by Dr. Piotr Trela, Climate Change and Energy Coordinator for Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter, in response to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador public discussion document: "Coastal and Ocean Management Strategy and Policy Framework for Newfoundland and Labrador".

Sierra Club Atlantic Encourages Water Conservation Rates for Halifax

Publication Date: 
August 3, 2010
for NS 

While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.

Sierra Club Atlantic Volunteer Application Form

Publication Date: 
November 16, 2010
Please copy and paste the form below and email, fax or mail it to our Halifax office:

Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter

1657 Barrington St., Suite 137

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 2A1

Tel.: 902-444-3113

Fax:: 902-444-3116



If you are unsure about any of the questions in the form, please contact us at 902-444-3113.  

Percentage of sets containing coral - NAFO 3O protection zone (All fisheries, All gear types, 2004 & 2005)

Publication Date: 
January 31, 2004

A map illustrating percentage of fishing sets (from all fisheires and all gear types) containing deep sea corals off southern Newfoundland (Northwest Atlantic Fishieries Organization 3O) for 2004 and 2005.

Sandpiper, Winter 2010-2011

Publication Date: 
December 1, 2010
The Sandpiper is the quarterly newsletter for the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada! Here's what you'll find in the Winter 2010-2011 issue...


Response to Newfoundland & Labrador Public Discussion Document: “Responding to Climate Change in Newfoundland & Labrador”

Publication Date: 
July 31, 2010

Executive Summary

The existing greenhouse emission targets are weaker than required according to the latest science and the existing strategies did not deliver the expected results.  We make a number of specific policy recommendations to change this:

Five directions of action:

1. Education– take advantage of the educational capacity at MUN and in environmental NGOs – in the latter: urgent need for project and base funding.

AGENDA - WATER WOODS & WORK - Getting Out What We Put In - Sept 10 -12, 2010

Publication Date: 
August 26, 2010

 This is the Agenda for the Annual Gathering for Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter! Register today!

The case for Distributed Energy Generation - Newfoundland and Labrador

Publication Date: 
August 6, 2010

I present arguments in  favour of the small-scale, community owned, renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador.  I identify current bottlenecks in  the development of the distributed energy generation in the province and list necessary conditions that have to be met in order to move forward. Most of the arguments would apply to other provinces in Canada as well.

Dr. Piotr Trela, SCC- Atlantic Region; Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition.