"The Peacemaker's World can only be protected by the direct action of the Ontario government putting rural lands in Simcoe into Ontario's Greenbelt, which would protect such natural wonders as the Minesing Wetlands...Rather than being seen as a controversial hot potato to be tossed around and evaded, the province needs to make a bold move that would win it plaudits from a public prone to cynicism."
On the afternoon of October 28th, on St. Catharine’s' Lockhart Drive in a threatened Carolinian Old Growth Forest north of the Niagara Escarpment, the Sierra Club celebrated a major environmental victory. This was the extension of Ontario's Greenbelt to 21 major urban river corridors from Northumberald to Niagara. In Niagara, this involved the protection of Lake Gibson - a reservoir for most of the drinking water for Niagara's residents.
"Conservation Authorities since 1946 have played a major role in protecting Ontario’s landscape from deforestation and consequently, rescuing the province from the blights of desertification and flooding... Since changes in 1996 which made municipal councils responsible for the appointment of conservation authority boards, they have been weakened to the threats caused by urban sprawl over critical wildlife habitat."
Planet in Focus 18th Annual Environmental Film Festival: October 19th to 22nd, 2017
Sierra Club Ontario is proud to co-present - together with Planet in Focus - their Wildlife Shorts Program, taking place:
- Date: Saturday October 21st, from 2.30-4pm.
- Venue: The Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.
PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 21 NEW RIVERS ADDED TO ONTARIO'S GREENBELT...
...HIKE THE ENDANGERED LOCKHART DRIVE OLD GROWTH FOREST WITH US!
Come out to the #DitchTheLawn event on September 30th at Dalhousie University, Halifax and learn more about our green spaces.
For details, please see the poster below:
Sierra Club Ontario's (SCO) Nomination Committee is seeking candidates as members to serve on its volunteer, non-profit Executive Committee, commencing January 2018.
Candidates should be passionate about environmental protection and supporting grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for a more sustainable, greener future. We are looking for candidates who meet one (or more) of the following criteria:
Are you interested in learning about bees and local pollinators, including causes for their decline and actions you can take to help support their habitat?
Come out and attend our FREE WORKSHOP on September 29th, from 11am -12.30pm, at University of Toronto's Hart House! Refreshments including local honey and organic fruits will be provided.
Spaces are limited, so REGISTER NOW!
Please join us this Saturday, August 19, anytime between noon-4pm, as Watch for Wildlife NS and Lush Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth host an Awareness Day about preventing wildlife vehicle collisions.
The following article was written by Stephanie Hulse, Sierra Club Ontario's Environmental Outreach Coordinator.
Did you know that in the heart of Ontario’s Greenbelt - a swath of federal protected conservation land that reaches from Niagara to Northumberland (also known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe) - is a national park under threat from a range of sprawl-related issues?
#Canada150 long weekend is finally here! While you're celebrating our wonderful country, don't forget to keep it clean and green! We’ve put together some simple green tips to help keep your festivities as earth-friendly as possible.
Happy Canada 150!
- from all of us here at Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
"The Minesing Wetlands is a haven for wildlife in a denuded and biologically sterile environment, at risk of being washed over by shock waves of urban sprawl unleashed by a storm of developers’ greed."
The following article was written by Elder Danny Beaton of the Mohawk Turtle Clan and an internationally recognized protector of Mother Earth, a
Lake Erie's algal blooms are hurting the lake's ecosystem, Ontario’s economy, and the health of communities that depend on it.
The following article was written by Dr. Lino Grima, former professor of Water Resources Policy and Environmental Management at the University of Toronto, Chair of Sierra Club Ontario's Great Lakes Campaign and Co-Chair of Sierra Club's Binational Great Lakes Committee.
The following blog was written by Kristina Jackson, Sierra Club Canada Foundation's National Operations Director, and long time friend and colleague of Dan McDermott.
The Freshwater Hero 2017 award is a canoe-shaped piece of wood, lovely, solid and smooth. The canoe shape indicates the close connection between humans and water. And in this case it symbolizes the respect of other enviros for Sierra Club's Dan McDermott.