Great new product for the environment (yeah!)

We hear a lot of talk about sustainable products, but this week I'd like you to give a unique sustainable product a try.

First think of a mountain made of 134 million laundry detergent jugs (because that’s how many Canadians use every year). Yes, we can recycle them - but wouldn’t it be better to eliminate them completely. Then consider a company with a social conscience that works to support the planet and organizations like ours. A New Brunswick inventor has done just that with a product called Dizolve. I was impressed with the concept so I tried it. It certainly got the job done. It’s great, really.

Earth Day Action Alert: Protect Communities Downstream of the Tar Sands

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EARTH DAY ACTION ALERT

Dear Friend,

On this Earth Day I am urging you to take a moment and help us fight for the protection of people living downstream of the Tar Sands. The health and well-being of these downstream communities, including Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan, has been sacrificed at the altar of economic-growth-at-all-costs.

STOP THE RADIOACTIVE ROADTRIP

UPDATE / March 20, 2014 -- U.S. delays moving armed convoys carrying nuclear waste through Ontario


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.

About The Atlantic Chapter

Sierra Club Atlantic is a vibrant grassroots organization that empowers people to protect, restore, and enjoy a healthy safe planet. We are your chapter of Canada’s only national grassroots environmental organization, working to bring your community’s concerns to the attention of regional and national leaders. Together, we are a credible, influential voice, working to make a better world a reality.

What are we up to?

The Atlantic Chapter works through education and action to green the economy and protect the environment. We engage in projects designed to connect children to nature, protect wildlife and wild spaces, and to offer solutions to climate change.

Call for Board Nominations 2014

Calling all Candidates!

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors is expanding this year. There will be 12 elected members in two categories: 6 members-at-large and a representative from each of our 5 regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia, plus one seat from the Youth Coalition.

Each year, one half of Board members are elected for a 2-year term. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. 

We are looking for candidates with non-profit board experience, fundraising experience, knowledge of environmental issues and time to dedicate to the governance of this influential national charity.

CNSOPB Public Engagement A Sham – Offshore Alliance

MARCH 5, 2018

(Lunenburg, N.S.) – The Offshore Alliance says a so-called 'public engagement exercise' by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) was totally inadequate and is happy to see it scrapped.

The Alliance, a growing association of over twenty Nova Scotia environmental, fisheries and citizens’ organizations, was formed to press the Trudeau government to make good on its promise “to make environmental assessment credible again.”

Sierra Club Canada Foundation: History of Successes

From coast to coast, Sierra Club Canada Foundation staff and volunteers in all 5 of our Chapters have worked hard for years, campaigning to protect endangered Blue Whales in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, to ban the use of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides, to create a national climate change action plan and to expand green space in and around our cities. 

Roadkill deaths driving some species to the edge

Author: 
David Burke
Source: 
cbc.ca
Date published: 
Sat, 10/07/2017

About 200 animals a year are brought to the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for treatment after being struck by vehicles. One was this red fox, which survived. (Murdo Messer/Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre)

There are few species in Nova Scotia that drivers haven't crushed with their tires, bludgeoned with their bumpers or walloped with their windshields. 

Snapping turtles, bald eagles and even bobcats and bears have all been felled by the automobile — and some species are feeling the strain on their population.