Nouvelles

Jeudi, June 28, 2012 - 16:12   |   Protecting Biodiversity

The following information is from a June 12, 2012 press release issued by the Lloyd Gallery. Images of the artists work appear below:

Two British Columbian artists are picking up their brushes to paint in protest against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

Glenn Clark, a 53-year-old Penticton landscape artist, conceived of this art and protest project, entitled Abandoning Paradise, when he realized that a ban on oil tankers traveling off the west coast was a realistic goal. The project won support from a British Columbia Arts Council Project Grant received by Clark this year.

For the last 37 years, Canada has had an unofficial moratorium on oil tankers traveling along B.C.’s northern coast...

Mardi, June 19, 2012 - 10:49   |   Government

(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.

“This bill marks a step backwards for our democracy and economy, as well as for the protection of the air, water and land on which we and our children depend,” said Peter Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of the David Suzuki Foundation. “By weakening...

Jeudi, May 31, 2012 - 11:38   |   Energy Onslaught, International Program, Trade and Environment, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy

OTTAWA - Canadian courts should order Chevron to hand over its Canadian assets to compensate Ecuadorian villagers for the toxic legacy they are forced to live with as a result of the cost cutting polluting practices of the company. This court action comes just the Canadian government is attempting to gut environmental laws.

“We have launched #BlackOutSpeakOut because Environmental laws are essential to protect public health and the environment. Without them companies like Chevron will leave a toxic legacy for our children,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada....

Jeudi, May 31, 2012 - 10:35   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Biotechnology, Challenging Unsustainable Aquaculture, Clean Up Chalk River!, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecological Fiscal Reform, Ecosystems, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Green Budget Coalition, Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign, People Trade & the Environment News Digest, Population and the Environment, Right to Water, The Boreal Forest, Toxic Sludge, Water, A Park as Tribute to Andy Russell, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Fair Trade, Forests and Biodiversity, General - No issue selected, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Pesticide Awareness, Poverty Reduction for Environmental Conservation, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries, Toxics Awareness and Education, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Alberta Centennial Wilds, Ban Asbestos, Food Irradiation, National Forest Strategy, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Renewable Energy, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Waste Diversion, Water Conservation, Alberta Grizzlies, Caribou - Endangered, Food Miles, Government, Industrial Water Consumption, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pesticides, Radioactive Waste, Sydney Tar Ponds, Andy Russell – I’tai sah kòp (Castle), Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Toxins In Food Consumables and Packaging, Bighorn Country, Intensive Livestock Operations, National Water Strategy, Endangered Species, Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture, Water Exports, Flathead Valley, Virtual Water Exports, Mountain Park - Cheviot, Indigenous Sovereignty, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

 

Mr. Chair, honourable members, I want to thank you for inviting Sierra Club Canada to testify today. We found our last appearance before this committee invigorating and are glad to have another opportunity to speak to you.

There is a problem, however, which made my decision to accept this invitation difficult.  Sierra Club Canada’s bylaws require all members to respect Canadian law and by extension Canadian lawmakers.  I personally have great respect for the Senate. I strongly believe...

Mardi, May 29, 2012 - 22:22   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Biotechnology, Challenging Unsustainable Aquaculture, Clean Up Chalk River!, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecological Fiscal Reform, Ecosystems, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Green Budget Coalition, Municipal Pesticide-Free Campaign, People Trade & the Environment News Digest, Population and the Environment, Right to Water, The Boreal Forest, Toxic Sludge, Water, A Park as Tribute to Andy Russell, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Fair Trade, Forests and Biodiversity, General - No issue selected, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Pesticide Awareness, Poverty Reduction for Environmental Conservation, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries, Toxics Awareness and Education, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Alberta Centennial Wilds, Ban Asbestos, Food Irradiation, National Forest Strategy, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Renewable Energy, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Waste Diversion, Water Conservation, Alberta Grizzlies, Caribou - Endangered, Food Miles, Government, Industrial Water Consumption, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pesticides, Radioactive Waste, Sydney Tar Ponds, Andy Russell – I’tai sah kòp (Castle), Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Toxins In Food Consumables and Packaging, Bighorn Country, Intensive Livestock Operations, National Water Strategy, Endangered Species, Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture, Water Exports, Flathead Valley, Virtual Water Exports, Mountain Park - Cheviot, Indigenous Sovereignty, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy

#BlackOutSpeakOut Update

We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that silence is not an option in face of the war on nature and democracy.

This week here in Ottawa we have two events:

Event #1:

On May 30th at 7:00 p.m. I will moderate a...

Vendredi, May 18, 2012 - 17:04   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecosystems, Forests, Water, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Toxics, Government, Pesticides, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, May 30th Sierra Club Canada will host a #BlackOutSpeakOut teach-in on the environmental implications of the federal budget bill. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. MPs Megan Leslie (NDP), Kirsty Duncan (Liberal) and Elizabeth May (Green), and environmental law expert Stephen Hazell, will field questions from a live audience at St. Paul University in Ottawa (...

Mercredi, May 9, 2012 - 14:16   |   Ecosystems, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy

OTTAWA - The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provides further evidence the federal government is failing to protect the environment, ^NOT meeting its climate change commitments and ^NOT cleaning up contaminated sites.

The reality is Canada will ^NOT meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target of 17% below 2005 emissions (it won’t come close with the current rate of expansion of the Tar Sands). Nor is there a plan (or the funding allocated) to clean-up thousands of toxic waste sites. Only a handful of contaminated sites out of...

Dimanche, May 6, 2012 - 16:44   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Trade and Environment, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy

#BlackOutSpeakOut

OTTAWA – According to a national campaign being launched Monday, May 7th by the country’s leading environmental organizations, the federal government’s war on nature and democracy means “Silence is no longer an option!” The campaign aims to force the Harper government to retreat and restore the environmental protection and democratic participation it recently gutted.

The Sierra Club Canada website will be blacked out on June 4, 2012 to protest the latest changes to environmental laws included in the federal budget. The black out is part of a national campaign called “Black Out Speak Out” (or using the Twitter Hashtag:...

Vendredi, April 20, 2012 - 14:40   |   aucun

OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada Foundation is working with several manufacturers of non-toxic, natural cosmetics to encourage young women to live a healthier lifestyle by using eco-friendly beauty products. The Healthy Beauty for Life campaign will be distributing 200 non-toxic beauty kits across Canada, each containing a range of cosmetic products.

Every year women absorb hundreds of different chemicals using conventional, synthetic-based cosmetics which ultimately end up in the environment when they are...

Vendredi, April 13, 2012 - 11:40   |   Climate Change, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy

Sierra Club Canada welcomes long-overdue regulation of heavy trucks but another piecemeal move does not make up for the lack of a national climate plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To address the climate crisis the federal government must cap all industrial emissions and put policies and programs in place to help Canadian families and businesses reduce emissions.

“Emissions will continue to rise until Canada has a national plan. In the meantime piecemeal measures like the truck regulations will be rendered meaningless in the fight against climate change,” said John Bennett, Executive Director.

“The...

READ THE BLOG of Sierra Club Canada Foundation's Program Director John Bennett and follow him on TWITTER

       

Sign-up and get involved...

Receive important news and action alerts!