Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) — Canada will need to dig deep to stop the climate emergency and protect nature, and the measures announced in Budget 2021 will only get us partway there.
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes new amendments to the Electricity Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature last week, which would reduce barriers to adopting solar energy, making it possible for people who are not homeowners to participate and for communities to undertake shared-ownership of solar energy projects.
OTTAWA, April 7, 2021 – Citizen and environmental groups urge the federal government not to fund polluting nuclear technologies in the upcoming budget, and to instead invest in truly clean and renewable energy solutions across the country.
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Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people – Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners and environmental groups have welcomed the support shown by the majority of MPs for the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230) and urge all MPs to make this important legislation law at the bill’s second reading in the House of Commons today.
K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes NS Premier Iain Rankin’s Day 1 announcement on climate action and hopes to see firm regulatory and funding commitments going forward. On February 24th, NS Premier Rankin and Environment and Climate Change Minister Irving announced a commitment to achieve 80% clean energy by 2030, $9.5 million electric vehicles rebates, and $9.5 million for energy efficiency.
Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS, Oct. 29, 2020 - Science released this week by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows North Atlantic right whale numbers are even lower than previously thought, and that we are not doing enough to stop right whales from going extinct, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation. Research released by NOAA showed there are 356 North Atlantic right whales left, down from estimates of approximately 400 of these whales left on the planet.
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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy.
25 leading Canadian environmental organizations release detailed proposals for federal investments in a green recovery.
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OTTAWA, September 22, 2020 — In anticipation of this week’s Throne Speech, environmental groups across Canada are sending a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan that “small” nuclear reactors would be a nightmare and not a dream for Canada’s Northern and First Nations communities and are not the solution to climate change.
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Sierra Club Calls on Canada to Uphold Peace and Friendship Treaties and Mi’kmaq Right to Fish
Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS, Sept. 21, 2020 - Sierra Club Canada Foundation condemns the racism that Indigenous people are experiencing as they practice their right to fish in Nova Scotia, and stands in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.