Sanctuary - Fall 2003

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2003

Red Hill Creek Expressway update, Eco-Certification program - learn to calculate your ‘ecological footprint’ and then how to decrease it!, report on Algonquin canoe trip, and more

Sanctuary - Summer 2003

Publication Date: 
August 30, 2003

Transportation victory in escarpment, Rouge natural disaster, sprawl campaign, GTA group and Quebec group wolf campaign updates, and more.

Sanctuary - Summer 2010

Publication Date: 
September 28, 2010

The summer wrap-up edition of Sanctuary leads off with a piece by Sierra Club Ontario’s new Chapter Coordinator

Oil Sands Independent Toxins Report

Publication Date: 
September 1, 2010

On August 31st, 2010, a study which was led by University of Alberta researchers was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which conclusively shows that numerous highly toxic pollutants are being released into the Athabasca River and its tributaries by the development of the oil sands.

The levels exceeded both federal and provincial government guidelines.

The report is available for download here.

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.