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.

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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.

OPEN LETTER on Bill C-69 and the Role of Offshore Petroleum Boards

June 13, 2019

 

Dear Ministers McKenna, Sohi, and Wilkinson,

 

The new Impact Assessment Act, Bill C69, will make environmental assessments for offshore oil and gas activities in Atlantic Canada have even less credibility than they do now.

 

The draft amendments to the bill introduced in the House of Commons on June 12 will allow offshore petroleum boards to chair review panels that will assess offshore oil and gas projects.

 

NOW HIRING: Summer Positions - Wild Child PEI Assistant Leaders

Wild Child Forest School: Hiring Assistant Leaders

Full Time Summer Staff Positions (2 positions available)

 

We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver PEI’s first forest school program in Charlottetown. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers and enjoys playing with kids, with an eye for safety and risk management.

 

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

NOW HIRING: Summer Positions: WIld Child NS Educator (2 Positions)


We are looking for some people who are magical with children to help deliver Wild Child Forest School Programming for the summer in the Kearney Lake area of Bedford for our 2019 Summer Season. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers, enjoy playing & supervising children, with an eye for safety and risk management.

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Wild Child

Stop Gambling on Big Oil, Invest in Nova Scotia

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – News of BP Canada’s dry well offshore Nova Scotia is an opportunity for change, according to the Offshore Alliance, a coalition representing fishermen, environmental groups, and coastal communities. But that’s not the end of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia - BP has permission to drill six more wells, and Equinor (formerly StatOil) is planning seismic blasting in waters adjacent to George’s Bank.

Suspension of Drilling Project in Gulf Should Lead to Moratorium, According to Sierra Club, SOSS

Halifax, NS - Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Save Our Seas and Shores (SOSS) are celebrating the protection of the Gulf of St. Lawrence as oil company Corridor Resources announced yesterday it is suspending work on its Old Harry lease in the middle of the Gulf. 

NOW HIRING: Watch for Wildlife Collision Prevention Program Assistant

Full Time Summer Staff Position, Colchester County, NS

Sierra Club Canada Foundation – Atlantic Chapter is searching for an outgoing, energetic, and dedicated individual to carry out tasks associated with our Watch for Wildlife program (www.watchforwildlife.ca). This position will be based in Colchester County, Nova Scotia.


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.

SCCF Atlantic Chapter: now hiring summer staff for Wild Child Forest School (Halifax)!

Wild Child Forest School: Full Time Summer Staff Position

We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver Wild Child Forest School Programming for the summer in the Halifax areas of Bedford and Grand Lake/Oakfield for our 2017 Summer Season. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers, enjoy playing & supervising children, with an eye for safety and risk management. 

SCCF Atlantic Chapter: now hiring summer student for Watch for Wildlife

Road Safety and Wildlife Educator
Full Time Summer Staff Position, Eskasoni, Cape Breton

Sierra Club Canada Foundation – Atlantic Chapter is searching for an outgoing, energetic, and dedicated individual to carry out tasks associated with our Watch for Wildlife program (www.watchforwildlife.ca). This position will be based out of the Eskasoni Fish and Wildlife Commission, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

A Famous Fox is remembered and honoured by Watch for Wildlife

Author: 
Source: 
Watch 4 Wildlife News
Date published: 
Fri, 05/19/2017

Ian Murray is kindly letting us use his award winning image of 'Mom' and kit for Watch for Widlife collision prevention awareness. Ian is a photographer from Wallace, NS. Mom (who was actually a dad) was killed by a car (story below, by CBC). Mom is the new face of wildlife vehicle collsion prevention in Nova Scotia. In memory of 'Mom', we will try harder to reduce their injury and deaths on our roads.