2013 Complete Streets Forum is TCAT's sixth annual active transportation conference taking place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. The Share the Road Cycling CoalitionOntario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29th at the same location. We are pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate.
Movement to protect nature and democracy in Canada will continue to build
(Ottawa) - Today, our elected Members of Parliament passed Bill C-38, ignoring thousands of Canadians who spoke up for nature and democracy. The budget, which represents sweeping changes to environmental protection laws, eases the way for industrial developments that could put the future of our land, water and climate at risk. It also attempts to silence voices of dissent against such developments by making it more difficult for environmental charities to participate in the public policy process.
The Ontario Chapter of Sierra Club Canada is looking for nominees to run for positions on the chapter’s Executive Committee. Ex Com members will lead the chapter, making decisions on fundraising, campaign strategy, running annual meetings, and managing funds.
We need help from Sierra Club members in finding the right people to lead our chapter! All members are invited to nominate any Sierra club members who they feel would make a positive addition to the chapter leadership.
Do you know a club member with a strong passion for environmental issues? Has s/he shown leadership and initiative in bringing about positive change and inspiring others? We’d love to hear about them!
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 Today, the company announced it has withdrawn its application.
Pressure is mounting on the U.S. and Canadian governments to explore ways to restore water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron that have been lowered nearly two feet due to historic dredging on the St. Clair River. The two lakes, which are actually one body of water connected at the Straits of Mackinac, have been below their long-term average for more than a decade, and forecasters say in the coming months they could plunge below their record low.
Now an organization of 90 mayors representing more than 15 million residents in cities across the Great Lakes region is telling the International Joint Commission that it is "dissatisfied" with a recent study that determined restoring lake levels by installing some type of structure to repair damage done to the St. Clair River would be a costly project that could take decades and ultimately do more harm than good.