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Sierra Club Canada statement on civil disobedience

MEDIA RELEASE, February 1, 2013

The follow statement originated from the January 31, 2013 meeting of the Board of Directors of Sierra Club Canada:

"Sierra Club Canada is an independent body that sets its own priorities and policies.

Sierra Club Canada recognizes that the climate is rapidly approaching a tipping point that demands immediate and significant action if we are to avoid a global catastrophe.

The Sierra Club has advocated for action on climate change for more than 25 years, yet the governments in Canada and United States have failed to take serious action. This refusal to apply the same scientific principles to climate change policy that have been applied to numerous other health and environmental issues, despite unprecedented scientific research and public opinion, forces all people of conscience to question their methods.

Join our Earth Day Family Celebration on Saturday April 24, 2010 from 10am to 5pm

The Community is invited to explore the Eco Echo property, meet neighbors, share a potluck lunch, learn more about the possibilities of this great place! Activities include: 10-12 Collaborate with Environmental artist Marc Walter on decorating his outdoor artwork "Le Cri" (to be installed on-site today!) 12-2 Community Potluck (with music by Ian Tamblyn, Ellen Francis, Alise Marlane, The Pelts and other performers to be announced) Enjoy interactive artist displays coordinated by Nathalie Coutou. 2-5 Acoustical Drumming in the Quarry Amphitheatre (experience this unique site and hear how it will sound as a permanent outdoor venue) For information, please email Christopher Minnes at: cminnes@ecoecho.ca

Things are abuzz in Peel Region

Photo - A few of Peel Group ExCom at the December monthly meeting

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Sierra Meeting Dates 2014:  

2nd Tuesday each month, 7-9 pm... Read more »

Exploring Common Ground

Exploring Common Ground - Creating a Framework for Dialogue Around Mine and Quarry Issues in Nova Scotia is a groundbreaking forum hosted by Sierra Club and Ecology Action Centre. It will bring together industry, community, and government participants to share perspectives and identify tools for communication, consultation and decision-making.

For many years, Sierra Club members, volunteers and staff have been involved in preventing  negative impacts of mines and quarries on the environment and their communities. Read more about this work  here.

There are many common issues that arise when a mine or quarry is slated for a particular area: what if we could address them before 'shovels are in the ground' ? We will begin to find proactive solutions by Exploring Common Ground! ... Read more »

Enbridge raises reliability flag

Reliable natural gas service in Ontario could be affected by TransCanada Corp.’s plans to convert its main gas pipeline to carry oil, says Enbridge Gas Distribution.

In a letter to the Ontario Energy Board, Enbridge says it needs prompt approval of a $600 million pipeline project of its own in Greater Toronto to keep gas flowing to Ontario customers.

“The timely decision for the GTA project is critical,” writes Enbridge senior manager Edith Chin, who wants approval by September.

TransCanada’s plans for its main natural gas line “would affect the ability of Enbridge and other Ontario and Quebec customers to maintain reliable gas service,” she says.... Read more »

            

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