Groupe Atlantique

Le Groupe Atlantique du Sierra Club est une organisation locale vivante qui habilite les gens à protéger, restaurer et jouir dans une planète saine. Ensemble on est crédible, notre voie est influente, et nous travaillions pour improuver la santé humaine et terrestre.

Que se qu’on fait?

Le Groupe Atlantique utilise l’éducation et l’action pour transformer l’économie et protéger l’environnement. Nos projets sont conçus afin de connecter les enfants avec la nature, protéger la faune et les écosystèmes naturels, et offrir des solutions au changement climatique.

Sierra Club Atlantic Presentation to New Brunswick Energy Commission

Publication Date: 
February 17, 2011

Presented by Larry Lack On behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Canada Chapter

to

the New Brunswick Energy Commission

The mandate of the Commission is "to conduct a broad public consultation and report to government on a long-term energy plan. More information on the commission and its mandate is available online."

Our report made the following recommendations:

Sierra Club Atlantic Encourages Water Conservation Rates for Halifax

Publication Date: 
August 3, 2010

Direct
 Evidence 
for NS 
UARB 
Hearing
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W-HRWC-R-10


SUMMARY

While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.

SOSS Coalition Calls for Immediate Arms-Length Regulation to Protect Environment

December 14, 2010

Halifax, NS - A coalition of environmental, First Nations and inshore fisheries organizations is calling on the Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and federal governments to act immediately on the Wells Inquiry recommendation that arms-length reulation needed to protect the environment and safety of workers in the offshore.

The Wells Commission was established by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to review safety in the offshore after the tragic crash of a helicopter on March 12, 2009, resulting in the loss of seventeen lives.

Sierra Club Atlantic Volunteer Application Form

Publication Date: 
November 16, 2010

Please copy and paste the form below and email, fax or mail it to our Halifax office:

Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter

1657 Barrington St., Suite 137

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 2A1

Tel.: 902-444-3113

Fax:: 902-444-3116

Email: atlanticcanadachapter@sierraclub.ca

 

If you are unsure about any of the questions in the form, please contact us at 902-444-3113.  

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.

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.

Sierra Club Atlantic Submission to NS Utility Review Board on Setting Sustianable Water Rates

Publication Date: 
August 3, 2010

 

While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.

Sierra Club Atlantic Submission to NS Law Amendments Committee on Bill 61 - Non-essential Pesticides Control Act

Publication Date: 
May 10, 2010

By introducing Bill 61, the province of Nova Scotia took a proactive stance, one that ensures chemicals must be proved to be safe before that can be used in the province. This is a truly progressive step, one that will protect our health, create green jobs in organic lawncare and landscaping, and save tax dollars spent on health care. This document was submitted by Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of Sierra Club Atlantic to the NS Law Amendments Committee.