One of Canada’s and the world’s most pristine places has been put on the bidding block for oil drilling and seismic blasting.
That place is Sable Island.
It is a place of magic and myth. It looms large in our minds as an iconic symbol of all that is wild and beautiful and untouchable.
It is home to wild horses, grey seals, and birds and species unique to just this island.
Gretchen Fitzgerald, our senior staff director, is celebrating a birthday.
Beyond her responsibilities leading Sierra Club – from media interviews at all hours, to racing to coalition meetings, to being our well-informed voice to the public – Gretchen is quietly out there on Facebook trying to raise funds for Sierra Club Canada Foundation on the occasion of her birthday this month.
But we want to surprise her with something special.
Reining in consumerism and reusing last year's wrapping paper doesn't make you a grinch.
About 90% of plastic waste is not recycled in Canada. Household waste volumes double in the week after Christmas in Canada 1 - and we already produce way too much to begin with!
To try and tackle the #ProblemWithPlastics while keeping the season warm and bright, here are some tips to reduce plastic waste during the holidays:
You get us to the highest courts so we can fight to protect the world's most endangered whales.
You demand protections for our irreplaceable Great Lakes.
You fiercely call for a ban of pesticides that are killing bees and other pollinators so critical to the functioning of our ecosystems.
Mary Gorman is a Green Hero, local activist, and Sierra Club Member who has dedicated her life to protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She has lived for decades in the toxic legacy of the Pictou County pulp mill - her family’s cottage was on its once pristine shores.
The Foundation and its Mission
Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) is a registered charity whose mission is to be a voice for the earth. We work to protect and preserve the natural environment and to empower people to be stewards of the earth in their communities. Since 1971, the SCCF has funded tens of millions of dollars’ worth of important work, from small local projects to large, multi-year campaigns with many volunteers, organizers and scientists.
We are ready to take on the challenges coming our way. But we can only do that with new members like you.
It takes one person – YOU – as a valued member of our national family – to build and sustain the kind of movement that our Founding Director Elizabeth May envisioned.
It's no coincidence that Valentine's Day and World Whale Day fall in the same week. Because right now, these majestic creatures need our love more than ever before.
Make a gift in support of our campaign to protect critically endangered whales, and we’ll send a special someone (or you!) this one-of-a-kind whale tail pendant, designed just for Sierra Club supporters.
Just wrapped up our hearings in federal court regarding a US quarry company's bid to extract $500 million from Canadians for rejecting its damaging project. Madam Justice Mctavish informed the court that she will now take the arguments she has heard and provide her judgement at a later time.
Last weekend, women in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia organized a Women’s March. The Sandy Cove Women's March garnered international attention last year as one of the smallest marches in the international event to show strength and solidarity for women’s rights in the face of the Trump presidency.
Sandy Cove holds a special place in my heart, as it was there that I met Carol and Ashraf Mahtab in their lovely home, and around a beautiful lunch table with the people who were dedicated to stopping the Digby Quarry.
Family. Food. Warmth. Safety. Home.
These are the things I’m thinking about in the intensifying few days leading up to the holidays.
It always makes me think about our families of wildlife, out there in the elements, finding their way. I’m in awe of their resilience, their own unique family and social structures, and how they have adapted over millennia. I wonder how they do it.