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.
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.
And we're going back to court to protect them!
In just a few weeks, I return to the courtroom with our legal team to fight a final phase of a court challenge to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Our first appearance last December was to simply be given “standing”, (meaning a judge would first have to decide if we could even be heard in the larger, future battle to fight the re-issuance of an oil company’s licence that had expired.) And we won that one!
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:
It’s always nice to come back from a lovely vacation to good news – especially in a summer in which we are all sweating in the heat of impending climate chaos. And I’m happy to have some very good news to share with you.
A report released May 9th, 2018 by the leaders of Canada’s top environmental organizations reviews the progress of the federal government in meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.
When the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig sank in 2010, it spewed raw oil into the Gulf of Mexico for months, wreaking untold damage on marine life. The spill was the largest ever in U.S. waters, and the full effects are still unknown.