At Sierra Club Ontario, our work mainly focuses on protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem, growing and protecting the Greenbelt, and promoting Green Energy adoption in Ontario. Sierra Club Ontario also works on very local issues, in coordination with smaller communities in Ontario.
Natural capital refers to stock of natural resources and environmental assets and how they contribute to building healthy communities. The Natural Capital perspective tries to quantify the wide range of benefits that are provided by these natural resources and environmental assets for free.
At the request of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Sierra Club Canada sent in extra submissions on Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (Clarington, Ontario) on Jan 14. This paper goes into greater detail on the issue of the binational Air Quality Agreement and lack of notice given to the US related to pollutants released at Darlington. The Sierra Club's Atlantic Chapter (New York) has submitted a letter of concern as well.
For those seeking information on Georgian Bay water levels, there are 3 slideshow presentations attached below.
There are also a series of videos you can watch on the CTV News Barrie website:
Provided is some general information on International Car Free Day and tips on going car free:
Attached below is the petition to our Provincial and Federal Governments asking them to take action in preventing the Asian Carp from invading our Great Lakes.
Please print, sign, distribute, and mail back to: Sierra Club Ontario, 550 Bayview Avenue, suite 402. Toronto, ON, M4W 3X8
Click below to review summaries of the presentations given by Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser's students as well as guest speaker Ralph Pentland on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
This report is a progress report on the research funded by Sierra Club carried out from May to October in 2011. The three main projects share an overarching theme that examines threats to coastal biodiversity because of changes in the hydrologic regime of Lakes Huron and Erie.
The first project provides an initial glimpse of how northern pike utilize wetland and nearshore habitat in Tadenac Bay and the surrounding region.
Bill Bialkowski, an engineer with extensive professional expertise dealing with flow dynamics, reviews the International Joint Commission's summary of multi-lake management for the Great Lakes and poses some interesting questions.
(To see the report & graphs you must click on the Attachment link below)
Summary of content here: