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Whales are smart, too!

World Whale Day is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of their current conservation status and to address the many challenges they face.

Your moment of holiday optimism

If you're reading this then chances are, no matter what your holiday plans, at some point the topic of conversation will shift to the environment... and ouf, yeah, it's been a year. But there are a lot of victories worth celebrating at the dinner table that would not have been possible without your support.

What do we do now that we’ve done too much?

As I write this, British Columbia - my home - is underwater and affected by an ‘atmospheric river’. Just months ago, it was on fire and experiencing a heat dome that killed hundreds. I was in Australia just before the devastating fire season of 2019, and its subsequent floods. Days ago, I was in a London cafe hearing news about an unprecedented cold snap about to hit the UK. I was in Glasgow during COP26. It is hard not to have a heavy heart.

The Origin: What are the Rights of Nature? 

Globally, the Rights of Nature is becoming a familiar topic in many parts of the world. In Canada, we are starting to explore and discuss the Rights of Nature.  The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature has a working understanding of Rights of Nature that includes "the recognition and honoring that Nature has rights."

Prospects for New National Urban Park in Greater Edmonton Region Spark Excitement

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By Lindsay Boucher

This summer Johnathan Wilkinson, Former Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced a new program to create national urban parks across Canada. Seven cities were being considered, including the greater Edmonton area.  This announcement aligns with Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s goal of providing access to nature for all, protecting wildlife and habitat, and mitigating climate change with nature-based solutions.

We Need to Stand Up to These Bullies

Because if we do not confront this convoy movement, if we do not stand together in solidarity every time they show up somewhere, extremism will only continue to grow.

The Convoy is No Mirage

Ottawa Canal

Monday of last week one of our volunteers, Jake, offered to go to downtown Ottawa to take air quality readings around the truckers convoy. As a volunteer with our Breathe Easy project, Jake justifiably wanted to see how the trucker convoy and their idling, honking trucks were affecting the air breathed by Ottawa citizens as they endure what is now widely understood to be a political and illegal occupation.

We need alternatives for our whales

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.

We have no choice...

If this decision stands, new exploratory drilling will proceed without notice to the public or further independent scrutiny in an area off Newfoundland the size of Alberta.