Unfortunately, the provincial government, in its energy policy document, exhibited its shortsightedness when it dismissed regional public transit as a viable option in its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To date they have tended to view it as a transportation option meriting little importance on their agenda.
We are very excited to be involved in the 13th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, October 10–14, 2012!
Sierra Club Ontario is cosponsoring the screening of Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour, screening withEyes in the Forest and Crown of Life. These are on the final day of the festival Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 PM at the spectacular TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 2).
A big thank you to Evergreen & Walmart for supporting Sierra Club Ontario’s 12th Annual Earth Day Mississauga Tree Planting.
Community tree plantings increase green space in Ontario while developing connections between citizens and nature. Sierra Club Ontario’s Peel Group enjoys a long-standing cooperative relationship with Credit Valley Conservation to engage and educate the public in environmental programs. This year’s event took place Saturday, May 5th 2012 at McLaughlin Pond. Originally created as a stormwater pond, the site now serves as wildlife habitat and was carefully selected to enrich it for both flora and fauna. First-arrivers to the event found a pair of orioles fluttering about and the plants surrounding the water’s edge featured red-wing blackbirds and native butterflies all day.
One day soon, people in Ontario may spot an armed convoy passing through their town. Heavily armed guards will be protecting trucks carrying thousands of litres of radioactive waste containing highly enriched (weapons-grade) uranium in a toxic mixture of acid and countless other radioactive isotopes. It will be the most dangerous transport of nuclear waste ever attempted in Canada.
According to Wikipedia: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is a set of steps designed to use market and financial incentives in order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from
The Highland Companies has been working for years to try to dig a giant quarry in prime agricultural land, in the face of stiff community resistance. Today, the company announced it has withdrawn its application.
Location: Sierra Club Canada, Suite #412, 1 Nicholas St., Ottawa
Ongoing weather events in the Arctic over the last few weeks and the resulting ice loss may have significant implications to the rate of climate change. Using satellite images, and the latest data being reported from established Arctic observers, Paul Beckwith of the University of Ottawa will provide a technical briefing on the present and the implications to future climate change. Space is limited please RSVP to: Executive.Director@sierraclub.ca or call 613.241.4611