In order to preserve our planet, we need to learn to live in harmony with nature. On both the national and the local level, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation is engaged in promoting ways to live in a sustainable fashion.
From coast to coast, Sierra Club Canada Foundation staff and volunteers in all 5 of our Chapters have worked hard for years, campaigning to protect endangered Blue Whales in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, to ban the use of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides, to create a national climate change action plan and to expand green space in and around our cities.
"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."
The following article was written by Becky Bassick, Sierra Club Ontario's Green Energy & Great Lakes Campaign Volunteer.
“By wasting billions on nuclear rebuilds rather than investing in far more cost-effective energy efficiency and hydro imports, the government's plan misses out on the best opportunities to lower energy and environmental costs.”
"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."
It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about home improvements and ways to save on upcoming heating costs while reducing our carbon footprint.
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Why do the vast majority of houses have a lawn in the front and backyard? Sure, they're nice to walk on but who doesn't bemoan the weekly ritual of mowing and other care required to keep that lawn green?
This blog is Part V of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Ontario is home to a diverse collection of ecosystems but every year, more plants and animals are added to Ontario’s list of species at risk, which now numbers more than 200."
Biodiversity describes the diverse species of plants and animals in an ecosystem.
This blog is Part IV of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Forests, wetlands and the watersheds they strengthen, are essential players in biodiversity and not only offer us a natural water filtration system, but are essential to the health of the natural environment."
The success of ecosystems of any shape, size or type depends on the health of the resources that it relies upon.
This blog is Part III of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Pollinators are responsible for an estimated one out of three bites of food that people eat, which is worth billions of dollars to the North American economy."
The decline of the monarch butterfly and bee population has been a focal point of many conservationists and environmental groups over the past two decades.
This article Part II of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"When ecosystem services are compromised, economic and health impacts such as lower agricultural productivity and lower quality drinking water can result, raising costs for Canadian, industry and governments."
"Natural Heritage Systems planning is about maintaining, restoring and enhancing ecologically sustainable and resilient landscapes."
The following article was written by Thaia Jones, Sierra Club Ontario's Greenbelt Campaign Chair.
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