Sierra Club Atlantic is a vibrant grassroots organization that helps empower 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.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation continues to call for the immediate rejection of the Bay du Nord oil drilling project off Eastern Canada and support for workers and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to shift to wind, efficiency, and energy storage opportunities. The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault announced today he will continue to study the impacts of this project before making his decision in 40 days.
Today 118 environmental and citizen's groups and academics from NL and the rest of Canada have sent a letter (see link below) calling for the cabinet to reject the Bay du Nord project.
We ask that the Federal Government of Canada reject this project and immediately work with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to build a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels.
World Whale Day is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of their current conservation status and to address the many challenges they face.
This year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to bring people together to discuss potential solutions to restore the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and reduce NARW mortality from entanglements and other stressors. Let’s hope these discussions will accelerate collective action in the region to help relieve the pressures on our ocean giants.
October 13, 2021
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Premiers of Atlantic Canada, and Elected Leaders,
We, the undersigned organizations and individuals are calling on you as elected leaders to oppose the construction of the Gull Island mega-hydro project (Phase 2 of Nalcor’s Lower Churchill Project) and to protect the Grand River/Mistashipu (colonially known as Churchill River) in Labrador and other endangered rivers across the country.
Student climate strike, Kjipuktuk (Halifax), September 24, 2021
Each time governments and industry leaders break another climate promise or kick a climate target down the road, they’re essentially saying, ‘Suck it up, kid. Our profits, power, and comfort matter more than your future wellbeing.’ ▶ Watch how brilliantly it works.
While we can’t say size always matters, in the case of buildings it really does.
For immediate release: August 13, 2021
Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, 1-902-444-7096 / firstname.lastname@example.org
John Davis, Clean Ocean Action Committee, 1-902-499-4421 / email@example.com
Marilyn Keddy, Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2021
Click here to read our Beyond Climate Promises
Beyond Climate Promises Report Calls on Nova Scotia Government to Step Up on Urgently Needed Climate Action
The Halifax Regional Municipality has made some important strides in addressing the climate crisis and advancing the local conversation around climate change. The Sierra Club Canada Foundation would like to acknowledge those efforts.
The following recommendations include a number of ways that the HRM Council can respond to the climate emergency more quickly and effectively by incorporating more decisive action and earlier time frames in its Regional Plan.
June 30, 2021