Join us for our final event of the ocean conservation webinar series! We're wrapping everything up with a presentation on climate change and its impacts on the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence marine ecosystem.
Building a shared future for all life – International Day for Biodiversity 2022
Quotes from some of the organizations and community leaders who signed the letter:
“We do not want our need for electricity to transition from fossil fuels to come at the expense of the First Nations, their health, land, water and traditions” - Amy Eshoo, Program Manager, 350 Maine
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - The Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Grand Riverkeeper, and North American Megadam Resistance Alliance submitted a letter today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the premiers of the Atlantic provinces calling on them to oppose the Gull Island mega-hydro project. The Gull Island project is proposed to be built in the Grand River/Mistashipu area (colonially known as Churchill River) of Labrador.
Names of individuals and organizations who signed the Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Atlantic Canadian Leaders to Stop Gull the development of Gull Island.
Le rapport du GIEC est clair : nous sommes en pleine crise climatique, les activités humaines en sont la cause, et il nous faut tous agir pour éviter la catastrophe. Comme vous êtes des partenaires du Sierra Club, la gravité de la situation climatique ne vous surprend pas - et vous savez aussi qu'il n'y a pas de temps à perdre.
HALIFAX / K’JIPUKTUK — More than 4 out of 5 people in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador want to see a transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency, which would include training and income support for affected workers, according to regional polling conducted in spring 2021 by The Atlantic Quarterly and commissioned by the Council of Canadians, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, and the Ecology Action Centre.
Our organizations are committed to the work of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and Nations in Canada.
We recognize that Indigenous peoples face barriers within the legal system, an extension of the systemic racism which permeates Canada’s public institutions. As predominantly settler organizations, it is incumbent on us to name and address systemic inequities and biases that disproportionately harm Indigenous peoples and communities.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation Annual General Meeting
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 1-3:30pm Atlantic/ noon – 2:30pm East/ 10am-12:30pm Mtn/9-11:30am Pacifi
Where: A virtual meeting via Zoom (the link will be provided closer to the date) c
Habitat loss, species decline, climate change, food insecurity, and even mental health are all connected by one common thread; the need for change in our agricultural system. With complexities around inequity, corporatization, transport and more, the monolith of the global agroeconomy is far too large to take on in its entirety. But that’s not what this talk is about; let’s chat about something you CAN do to make a positive change in this system. We need more hands to pick, pluck, plant and spread native plants across Canada. Join me, Junaid Shahzad Khan, on a journey into the world of native plants and the solutions their revival can hold for us and our non-human friends.
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 for 40 minutes at 6:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Atlantic / 3:30pm Pacific
The speaker: Junaid Shahzad Khan is an ecologist and educator who works with Pollinator Partnership Canada, Birds Canada, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, and a network of grass-roots land activists to help regenerate habitat and communities across southern Ontario. Junaid has created easy-to-follow and accessible courses to help people of all knowledge levels learn about the wonderful world of habitat creation. His most recent course, At Home with Birds can be found at https://www.udemy.com/course/at-home-with-birds/
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.
Right now, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. Decision-makers in Ottawa are currently determining how to allocate billions of our tax dollars, with a new federal budget just around the corner.
To shape the Canada that we want to see, we are asking the federal government to make critical investment decisions that:
For immediate release: March 24, 2021
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.
Join us for the latest installment of our All Hands On Deck webinar series. A series intended to showcase the diversity of issues and solutions as we come together to deal with the environmental and social challenges of our time.
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2020
HALIFAX, NS - The Canadian government needs to look to other solutions for the downward spiral in the Newfoundland offshore oil and gas industry, not pour more fuel on the flames of climate change, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
Watch for Wildlife (W4W) is a wildlife-vehicle collision prevention program of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Atlantic Chapter. In this All Hands On Deck webinar, learn the importance of collecting wildlife-vehicle collision data and how you can help contribute using the iNaturalist app. For more information on preventing and responding to wildlife-vehcile collisions visit watchforwildlife.ca