Two major environmental victories have taken place recently, derailing important parts of the war on the environment. Both victories saved programs to plant trees. Trees are critical to rescuing Lake Erie from massive algae blooms brought on by the twin evils of deforestation and phosphorus pollution.
Responding to an impassioned invite from teacher George Lehto, SCO members Leslie, Francine, and Aleks visited Charles E. Webster Public School in Toronto where they met with students from the school’s eco-club. Webster P.S. is an ecoschool which means they focus on learning via connecting with conservation, environmentalism, and develop gardening, tree planting, on their property.
Written by Jaclyn Layton
With over 72 square kilometres of lush river valley, Edmonton presents a unique intersection of urban and green space. More expansive than Stanley Park of Vancouver (4 square kilometres), or even Central Park in New York City (3.4 square kilometres), Edmonton’s greenery is an aspect of the city that is celebrated, and therefore should be preserved and protected. The natural wonder of the North Saskatchewan River Valley has been at risk over the past 18 months over a proposed solar farm that would degrade the Valley’s natural state.
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.
Written by Warrick Baijius, Endangered Grassland Alliance
Saskatoon, SK, is a vibrant and growing prairie city within an agricultural landscape. But in and around Saskatoon there are some enchanting and ever-changing natural sites, gems that provide a glimpse into pre-settlement landscapes. These areas include complex and diverse combinations of native plant and animal communities, housed and fed in a mosaic of diverse habitats influenced by erosion, grazing, and fire. Some of these areas have fescue and mixed grassland prairie —globally the most threatened ecosystem, and regionally an increasingly rare occurrence (at 5% of original extent for fescue, and 9% to 15% for mixed).
On April 16, 2019 Alberta joins the rest of the Prairie provinces with a majority conservative government.
In light of a polarizing campaign putting the environment at odds with economic development, the questions begs, how do move forward together?
Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) has been instrumental in advocating for green areas in urban settings for years in Alberta’s capital region.
We are now accepting registrations for Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer 2020 Programs.
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On Monday, February 25th, we will be in court arguing that the licence to drill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is illegal.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
for the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter (SCCF-ACC)
Written by John Bacher, image by Danny Molneck
The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford.
In response to the ongoing negotiations of the Canada-Mercosur and Canada-Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreements, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), joined by the Climate Action Network Canada, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, the Trade Justice Network, Unifor and the United Steelworkers, have collectively sent the below submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada and Global Affairs Canada for their consideration.
CDPQ infra va commencer à couper des arbres en face d'etang heron où les hérons nichent pour la REM. 30 espèces nichent et utilisent cette zone chaque année et sa perte sera fortement ressentie par la population d'oiseaux. Nous ne pouvons pas laisser cela se produire sans combat. S'il vous plaît sortez et montrez que couper des arbres dans cette zone précieuse n'est pas OK! Nous nous retrouverons à la fin d'Alfred Noble dans Technoparc.
LES EXOSPÉRÉS DU REM & POUR UN MEILLEUR PROJET QUE LE REM
vous invitent à vous faire entendre au sujet du REM
Mercredi le 19 septembre 18
11 h 30 à 13 h00
Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
(2 rues à l’est du Métro Square Victoria)
Cette manifestation est apolitique