Photo from a Sierra Club Ontario tree planting event. Conservation circular economy right to repair Canada. Ontario Chapter - Sierra Club Canada. Annual General Meeting 2023.

Conservation & circular economy

In order to preserve our planet, we need to learn to live in harmony with nature.

Photo of a Sierra Club Ontario Beach Cleanup. Conservation circular economy right to repair Canada.On both the national and the local level, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation is engaged in promoting ways to live in a sustainable fashion.

We hold tree planting and garbage clean up events, and helped secure an expanded federal ban on plastics to include exports in 2022.

While we recognize the role individuals have to play, our goal is to put the onus back on to governments and industry. We want to see stronger policy on plastics and plastic waste and a shift from throwaway culture to a circular economy.

Right to Repair Canada. Shows hands chained to prevent them from repairing something with tools.

The Right To Repair & Why We Need It

From mobile phones, to dishwashers, to equipment; you buy a product, use it for a few years, and then it breaks. Leaving you with only one or two, usually costly, options. In fact, it is almost always easier and cheaper to replace the product with a new one, instead of simply repairing it. This has become the standard.