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At Sierra Club Ontario, our work mainly focuses on protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem, increasing awareness about air pollution, and promoting Green Energy adoption in Ontario. Sierra Club Ontario also works on very local issues, in coordination with smaller communities in Ontario.
Potential Revival of Mid-Peninsula Expressway Threatens Ontario's Greenbelt and Local HabitatsYvonne Ho — May 9, 2017
“A Politician only thinks of the next election... A Leader thinks of the next generation.”
Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, has shown support for the shelved Mid-Peninsula Expressway - representing a threat to Ontario's Greenbelt, including some of the local communities, green space, and wildlife habitat that it has been supporting ever since its establishment in 2005.
The following article was written by Dr.
Niagara's Escarpment-Decew Falls Forest, Largest Remaining Woodland in St. Catharines, at Risk of Losing "Natural Area" Designation and ProtectionYvonne Ho — May 7, 2017
The Escarpment-Decew Falls Forest - which has been identified as an Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the Niagara Region, and is the largest remaining woodland in the City of St. Catharines - has been the subject of a 40-year battle between Brock University and the environmentalists who seek to protect it...
SCCF Ontario Hiring: Canada Summer Jobs Intern positionPosted on May 5, 2017
Sierra Club Ontario is looking for an energetic, creative, and hardworking individual to help with Chapter outreach and campaign-specific initiatives. The Environmental Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with both online and offline outreach activities, include digital communications and community outreach. The intern will also be responsible for occasional research and writing tasks specific to Sierra Club Ontario’s campaigns, as required.
This is a Canada Summer Job Position, so you must meet these criteria to be eligible for this position:
UPDATE: OPG's Proposed Deep Geological Repository Project near Lake Huron rejected by CEAAYvonne Ho — April 19, 2017
ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Protect our Greenbelt from Costly Urban SprawlYvonne Ho — March 21, 2017
Going from Greenbelt to a ‘Swiss Cheese belt’...
On Monday March 20th, the development industry hosted a lobby day at Queen’s Park to drive home the message that land in and around the Greenbelt is essential to avert the growing housing crisis in Toronto and the GTA. However, we know this is not accurate.
A Victory for Farmlands and the Niagara EscarpmentYvonne Ho — March 15, 2017
"Lost Resources equal lost jobs."
The following article was written by Dr. John Bacher of the Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society (PALS), and originally published on The Media Co-op.
ACTION ALERT: Oppose Proposed Reductions in Protected Area of Ontario’s GreenbeltYvonne Ho — February 9, 2017
The following article was written by Dr. John Bacher, Greenbelt advocate and a member of Sierra Club Ontario.
The Ontario Greenbelt is a great success, but is its future secure?Yvonne Ho — February 8, 2017
The following article was originally published in August 2016 on Sierra Club Canada Foundation's blog.
Guest Post: Canada gets to dump its nuclear waste in South CarolinaYvonne Ho — February 6, 2017
The following article was originally published in Sierra Club U.S. website, written by Carol Polsgrove.
Guest Post: Ontario's Good Fortune - Appreciating the Greenbelt's Natural CapitalYvonne Ho — February 1, 2017
Guest Post: Radioactive Waste... Rolling Through Your Town?Yvonne Ho — January 26, 2017
The following article was originally published on Sierra Club U.S.'s blog, written by Carol Polsgrove.
That truck next to you on the highway may contain “the most radioactively hazardous materials on Earth”.
Remembering Dan McDermott - Former Chapter Director, Sierra Club OntarioYvonne Ho — January 20, 2017
Dan McDermott (May 6, 1947 - January 4, 2017)
Dan McDermott, Sierra Club Canada’s Ontario Chapter Director for 13 years, passed away peacefully on January 4th 2017. It is wonderful to see his influential life mentioned in these posts, which have featured in the news recently with reflections and thoughts on Dan’s life, what he dedicated it to, and his passing three weeks ago.
Dan McDermott: Great Hiker and Defender of Ontario’s Rural LandscapesYvonne Ho — January 20, 2017
Land Use Plan Not Good Enough for Ontario
Great Lakes Protection Act Alliance weighs in on Ontario's proposed Wetland StrategyPosted on November 24, 2016
Sierra Club Supports Provincial Proposal To Grow The Greenbelt In Niagara, OntarioPosted on October 21, 2016
Niagara, Ontario – The Sierra Club of Niagara is calling on the Province to stand firm in its recommendation to add 2,280 acres of land to the Greenbelt in the Niagara region, amid concerning requests from Niagara Region and private developers to remove land from Greenbelt and Niagara Escarpment designation.
Great Lakes Public Binational Forum - the "Cole's Notes"Posted on October 20, 2016
By: Thaia Jones, Sierra Peel
Photo: Thaia with her brainstorming group, HOMES (acronym for the Great Lakes names), at the October GL Forum
Contact Premier Wynne to voice your support for a fully protected and growing GreenbeltPosted on October 20, 2016
There are positive proposals within the four draft provincial plans, including the Greenbelt plan, open for public comment until October 31st, Urban River Valley additions to note one example. There are also some alarming proposed changes that would allow land to be taken out of the current Greenbelt and handed to the developers. Section 3.4 Settlement Areas of the Greenbelt draft
Contact Premier Wynne to voice your support for a fully protected and growing GreenbeltPosted on October 7, 2016
There are positive proposals within the four draft provincial plans, including the Greenbelt plan, open for public comment until October 31st, Urban River Valley additions to note one example. There are also some alarming proposed changes that would allow land to be taken out of the current Greenbelt and handed to the developers. Section 3.4 Settlement Areas of the Greenbelt draft contains an outline of a proposed process that could do just that and subject the Greenbelt to being turned into a Swiss cheese belt.