Sierra Club Celebrates Ontario’s Greenbelt with cake, soup, and a hike in Niagara’s Carolinian old growth forestYvonne Ho — November 10, 2017
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.
ENERGY EAST ENDED… DISASTER AVERTEDChristine Elwell — October 25, 2017
With news that TransCanada pulled its applications for Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipelines(link is external), the Harper era, pre Paris Climate Accord and oil at $100 a barrel, is over.
The struggle to protect Ontario's Great Wetlands show a need to restore provincial appointments to Conservation Authority BoardsYvonne Ho — October 19, 2017
"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."
CONTEST GIVEAWAY: 2 Free Tickets to Planet in Focus Film Festival's Wildlife Shorts ProgramYvonne Ho — October 11, 2017
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:
Is Lone Pine the Last Straw? #EndISDS in Trade AgreementsBana Hamze — October 10, 2017
Last week, Lone Pine’s decade-long quest to carry out shale gas fracking along the St. Lawrence River culminated at a NAFTA Tribunal hearing in Toronto.
Time to Celebrate: 21 New Rivers Added to Ontario's Greenbelt!Yvonne Ho — October 5, 2017
PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 21 NEW RIVERS ADDED TO ONTARIO'S GREENBELT...
Let them hear you. Let's fix the National Energy Board.Posted on September 29, 2017
They need to hear from you!
A broken National Energy Board puts our democracy and our environment at risk, and the Trudeau government has pledged to fix it.
At no other time in history have we been presented with this rare opportunity to be the architects of one of the most important decision-making bodies in our country.
#DitchTheLawn Event with Halifax Diverse on Sept. 30Posted on September 28, 2017
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 is seeking Executive Committee membersYvonne Ho — September 26, 2017
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:
Watch for Wildlife - Letters from youWanda Baxter — September 22, 2017
This blog compiles comments from a number of the letters we've received over the last two years. Letter writers emphasize the need to raise awareness about wildlife vehicle collisions and implement protective measures, and they relate stories about how wildlife collisions have impacted them.
Excerpts of Letters from Some of the People who have written Watch for Wildlife
(names are withheld for the privacy of writers)
Not Collateral Damage
It was a great time for learning outdoors at Riverfest in Edmonton!Posted on September 22, 2017
Sierra Club Ontario is Hiring an Environmental Outreach Intern (Volunteer)Yvonne Ho — September 18, 2017
Let's Save our Bees!Yvonne Ho — September 15, 2017
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!
Join Lush and Watch for Wildlife - Saturday, Aug. 19 in Dartmouth, NSPosted on August 15, 2017
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.
Come run with Sierra Club Canada Foundation and fundraise for the Planet!Posted on July 18, 2017
Do you have a passion for the environment and want to do something to help stop Climate Change? Would you love to be part of something bigger and make an impact in your community? Are you looking to get back in shape and achieve your 2017 fitness goals? Or... do you just simply enjoy running for the fun of it?
Red Flags Waving for Rouge National Urban ParkYvonne Ho — July 4, 2017
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?
A long weekend treat just for you!Posted on June 30, 2017
The summer is a time when many folks take a break, take it a little slower and take some needed time off.
And while our small team plans to do a bit of that, in fact, it’s shaping up to be one of the busiest times for us.
The summer is also a time when funds drop off, but our work doesn’t stop! We could use your support and a funding boost at this time.