Health & Environment
Come plant with Sierra Club in Ajax to help improve the air and water quality in the community!
When: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: 2973 Lakeview Blvd. (Between Pickering Beach Road S. and Shoal Point Road S.)
Meet at "Paradise Beach" sign across from Paradise Park
To participate, please register here.
For more information, please contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kristina at 647-346-8744.
Trees improve air and water quality, and mitigate climate change. Help green our communities! No experience necessary, there will be demonstrations on site. Gloves, shovels, and light refreshments will be provided. Students are eligible for volunteer hours.
Where: McLaughlin Valley (see map on flyer). Major intersection is McLaughlin Road N. and Williams Parkway.
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Who: Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and family! ... Read more »
See an electric vehicle next to you on the road and you might not distinguish it from any other gas guzzler confronting rush hour traffic. But drive one yourself...and you won't soon shake the experience.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered entirely by their onboard batteries and therefore have no tailpipe. No combustion engine vibrates under their hood and no gears need shifted, giving these machines an unrivalled smoothness. When faced with stop signs, red lights or drive-thrus, EVs don't expend their power idling - they are incapable of idling.
But for all their blessings, EVs have their drawbacks. Their batteries have limited range, they can't be fuelled at the pump and for the time being, they cost more than your average gasoline vehicle. However, professor of mechanical engineering at Dalhousie University, Lukas Swan, said these drawbacks are being left in the dust.... Read more »
Natural Capital refers to the stock of natural resources and environmental assets, and how they contribute to building healthy communities. The Natural Capital perspective is a way of placing a monetary value on the ecological goods and services to quantify these benefits.
Brampton's ecosystems contain many natural areas and urban green spaces that provide the city with ecological goods and services, which translates to valuable Natural Capital.
Thanks to support from Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Mississauga Community Fund, we are expanding the project by doing walkshops and natural area restoration work throughout Brampton and Mississauga in summer of 2014. Our goal is to educate and engage the community to raise awareness and appreciation for these natural areas. ... Read more »
Presentation to the PEI Legislative Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry on High Capacity Wells
Presentation to the PEI Legislative Standing Committee on
Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry
considering the moratorium on high capacity (deep) water wells for agriculture irrigation
PEI Sierra Club (Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada)
June 12, 2014.
Agriculture Policy on PEI- Time for Transition
Introduction/ Background on Sierra Club PEI
My name is Tony Reddin and I am presenting this on behalf of Prince Edward Island volunteers with the Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada. ... Read more »