a few words in your will…
living legacy that will help protect our environment for generations to
information about making a gift in your will to Sierra Club of Canada
Foundation, please contact:
Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
(613) 241- 4611 / 1-888-810-4204
Charitable registration number 11914 9789 RR0001.
New faces at SCC National
Sierra Club of Canada
National office would like to welcome three new people to the team:
Nathalie Mathieu has joined the full-time staff as Climate Change Research
Assistant/Accounting Assistant. This means that she will divide her
time between the campaign and administrative areas of the Club.
During the fall and early winter, Nathalie was a member of the Climate
Action Network team that was so effective in helping to plan COP 11.
Lilly Briggs and Zoe Lebrun Scott are our new room-and-board interns. They both started at SCC on January 17 and will be with us until mid-May. Lilly is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University in International Development and Environmental Studies. Zoe recently completed her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University.
Welcome Nathalie, Lilly and Zoe!
ELIZABETH MAY SPEAKS
Cape Breton Group's Annual
DATE: Monday, February 6,
TIME: Starts at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Cape Breton Fossil Centre in Sydney Mines,
The AGM will commence at
6:30 PM followed at 7:00 by an address on “Strip Mining on Cape Breton
Island” delivered by Elizabeth May.
For more information
contact: Dan McMullin 902-849-7904.
Can We Survive Climate
Change? - A Prescription for Hope
DATE: Tuesday, February 7
TIME: 4:30 -6:00pm
LOCATION: Atlantic Theatre Festival, Wolfville, NS
The discussion with
Elizabeth May is hosted by the Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment.
Attention Mud Creek Group:
At 7:30pm Elizabeth May will be attending a finger food potluck hosted by
Janet Eaton, Chair of the Group, at her home at 133 Main Street. For more
information phone: 902-542-1631.
Global Action on Climate
DATE: Tuesday, February 14
LOCATION: Heartwood House, 153 Chapel Street (just
north of Rideau). Parking is at the back of the building, Ottawa, ON
Event organized by the World
Federalist Movement - Canada. For more information call Diana
(613-836-7419) or Tudy (613-745-8074).
Montreal conference and the Kyoto
Agreement and the future for climate change
DATE: Wednesday, February 15
TIME: 11:30am -1:00pm
LOCATION: 57 Louis Pasteur, rm 135, University of
Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Elizabeth May will be giving
the first of two lectures hosted by the Environmental Law Student
Water: Life before Profit
DATE: Saturday, February 18,
TIME: 9:30am - 1:30pm
LOCATION: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 151
Laurier Avenue, Ottawa (Cumberland and Wilbrod in the U. of O.
The program will offer: an
opening presentation by Elizabeth May, small group discussions and
plenary question period, the launch of the “Ottawa Justice Network” an
internet communication link for all people in the Ottawa area active and concerned
about justice in our world, and presentation and planning for Cross
Canada Day of Action on World Water Day, Wednesday, March 22. Lunch will
be provided free of charge in ecumenical working groups.
For more information:
contact Paul at email@example.com
"Celebrating Women" Concert - International Women's Day 2006
DATE: Sunday, March 5
LOCATION: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts
Centre, Halifax, NS
Guest Artists: Soprano Sung
Ha Shin Bouey, Ardyth and Jennifer and Evelyne Benais and El Viento
Flamenco. Celebrating Mother Earth is this year's theme, and the concert
honours four outstanding Nova Scotian women: peace activist Muriel
Duckworth, Sierra Club Executive Director, Elizabeth May, artist/author
and "bird lady" Linda Johns and Oceans Institute Director, the
late Elisabeth Mann Borgese. The Aeolians are sponsoring a raffle to
benefit Alice Housing, with prizes awarded at the show.
Elizabeth will participate
in this concert by reading the book Dear
Children of the Earth
by Schim Schimmel.
Tickets are now on sale for
the March 5 performance at the Cohn Box Office and are available by
calling 902-494-3820 or 1-800-874-1669 or by visiting on-line at www.dal.ca/artscentre. All
seats are $25 unreserved.
International Women's Day
DATE: Wednesday, March 8,
LOCATION: Windclair Room, Vanier
Hall, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
Shirley Greenberg Lecture
Series - Women and the Envioronment
DATE: Friday, March 10,
LOCATION: Room TBA, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
GLOBE 2006 - 9th Biennial
Trade Fair and Conference on Business and the Environment
DATE: Thursday, March 30,
TIME: 10:30am - 12:00pm
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention & Exhibition
Centre, Vancouver, BC
The conference will host
more than 2,000 international leaders in the business of the environment
from more that 75 countries. Elizabeth will participate in the Session
"Integrating Sustainablity into Business Practices" sponsored
by The Mining Association of Canada. When faced with threats to its
social license to operate, an industry must take collective and corporate
action to improve its operational and social performance. A panel
of international, Canadian and community experts speak about the
challenges facing a resource sector as it works to integrate
sustainability into business practices – through operational, corporate
and industry-wide initiatives. Lessons learned from practical experience
and from observations of similar efforts by other sectors will animate
ATLANTIC CANADA CHAPTER
White's Point Quarry Update
Unofficially, we have heard
that the Proponent's submission of the Environmental Impact Statement for
the White's Point quarry and marine terminal has been postponed from
December 15, 2005 to "on or before March 31, 2006". This
information has not been posted on the Public Registry of the Panel
information visit www.savedigbyneck.org.
C3: Climate Change in the
Sierra Club of Canada –
Atlantic Canada Chapter is hosting engaging French and English workshops
for elementary and secondary teachers on teaching climate change in the
classroom. C3: Climate Change in the Classroom aims to: build the
knowledge and awareness of climate change and the One Tonne Challenge
among teachers in the Maritime provinces so that you can effectively deliver
activities and materials to students; provide teachers with creative and
engaging activities that educate students about climate change and
inspire them to take action to meet the One Tonne Challenge objectives;
and demonstrate and highlight the Climate Change Teacher’s Kit, an online
curriculum-linked resource for elementary and secondary teachers.
Upcoming workshop dates in
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (all workshops are from 4:00-5:45PM):
7th – Lunenburg -
Lunenburg Arms Hotel, 94 Pelham St.
21st – Halifax -
Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave.
22nd – Dartmouth -
Dartmouth High School, Room 101, 95 Victoria Rd March 14th (English) +
15th (French) – Dieppe - Coastal Inn Champlain, Acadia room 502 Kennedy
20th - Fredricton - New
Brunswick Teachers Federation, 650 Montgomery St.
We will also be running
workshops in PEI. Please check our website, www.sierraclub.ca/atlantic
for additions which will be posted shortly.
Ottawa Local Group Executive
Monday, February 13 2006 and Mar 13, Apr 10,
May 8 2006 both at 7:00 PM
Location: 1 Nicholas Ave, Suite # 412, Ottawa Ottawa
Contact: Daniel Van Vliet
Monthly Executive Committee meeting of the Sierra
Club of Canada's Ottawa Group.
Ottawa Local Group Education
Monday February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15,
2006 all at 7:00 PM
Location: 1 Nicholas Ave, Suite # 412, Ottawa, ON
Contact: Terry Newcombe Phone: 613-523-6524
Monthly Education Team meeting of the Sierra Club of
Canada's Ottawa Group.
The Prairie Chapter has launched
three new programs this month. Take the time to visit the new websites
and get involved in this year!
There are times when anyone feels helpless in the face of the
environmental damage we see every day. The issues are complex, there are
many people involved, and it's difficult to know where to start. That’s
where Environmental 911 comes in.
The new Enviro 911 program is here to help those in
our communities find the answers to their environmental questions.
It is funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation and TD Friends of the
Environment. Check it out. Dial the Enviro 911 hotline (780-439-1160) or
SchoolPool – It’s Cool to
Transportation accounts for 1/3 of Canada's total
greenhouse gases, and much of this is accounted for by short trips taken
within city boundaries. In partnership with Transport Canada, the Alberta
Motor Association, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Commuter
Connections and Sustainable Alberta, SchoolPool.ca
will offer Alberta teachers, parents and students a new low-emission and
hassle-free transportation alternative.
an online ride-matching system and resource tool designed to assist in
the creation of carpools. Modeled after the success of Carpool.ca, SchoolPool.ca will connect parents with
other families in order to share commuting needs. Not only will time be
saved in the morning rush but participants will be reducing greenhouse
gas emissions by decreasing trips to and from school, as well as reducing
school-based traffic congestion (a solution that will ease both stress
both from parents driving to school as well as neighbours bothered by
Invest in Alberta
Vast stores of natural resources, high oil and gas
prices and hard-working Albertans, have made Alberta Canada's richest
By investing your “Prosperity Bonus” in Alberta’s
clean energy sector you can help turn the provincial surplus from
non-renewable energy into a clean, healthy and vital future for all
We at the Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter,
have launched "Invest in Alberta" so that our hard-earned
dollars can be directed towards creating sustainability, longevity and
healthy solutions for our communities. Funds raised by “Invest in
Alberta” will be directly contributing to the production of clean energy
alternatives made by Albertan’s for Albertan’s. Pledge your support
today… visit www.investinAB.ca.
SIERRA YOUTH COALITION
January 13th & 14th,
2006 Sustainable Trent and the Sierra Youth Coalition held the first
annual Ontario Sustainable Campuses Conference.
"Improving Connections in the Sustainability Movement",
featured campus sustainability theory, workshops, discussions, skits
and more. It provided opportunities for skill building, resource
sharing, and learning from the experiences of others. Keynote
speakers Bob Willard and Elizabeth May provided participants with
practical advice on how to speak with various stakeholders and stay
motivated to progress the sustainability movement.
were filled with workshops such as, Effective Group Management, Integrating
Anti-Oppression Practices in the Sustainability Movement, Ontario
Campuses Address Climate Change and Fundraising on Campus.
Energy reduction successes
by Guelph Students for Environmental Change, CSAF data completion by
Queens Sustainability, and the creation of campus sustainability
coordinator positions at University of Toronto at Mississauga,
University of Ottawa and Guelph University were celebrated and shared
through interactive discussions.
By the end of the
conference students brainstormed and strategized to collectively
strengthen their work and the Ontario sustainable campuses movement. As
a result two provincial campaigns commenced; the" Ontario Campus
Climate Challenge" & "Sustainable Product and Paper
Purchasing" for Ontario universities and colleges. Through
mobilizing together on these two campaigns participants hope to have
strength in numbers though an organized large-scale approach to campus
This past spring the
conference started as only a dream of the Ontario's Provincial Action
Committee. The increasing need for a provincial conference teamed with
dedicated and skilled volunteers created a "fun, informative and
low cost conference" as described by Laura Keating from Queen's
Sustainability. Ryan Sisson, the campus organizer for the conference
who did extensive fundraising and organizing deserves a grand applause
for all his efforts! We hope that this conference will lead the way for
continued annual Ontario conferences and increased strength for the
Ontario Sustainable Campuses Movement!
More information at: www.syc-cjs.org/sustainable/ontario
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