Groupe Atlantique

Le Groupe Atlantique du Sierra Club est une organisation locale vivante qui habilite les gens à protéger, restaurer et jouir dans une planète saine. Ensemble on est crédible, notre voie est influente, et nous travaillions pour improuver la santé humaine et terrestre.

Que se qu’on fait?

Le Groupe Atlantique utilise l’éducation et l’action pour transformer l’économie et protéger l’environnement. Nos projets sont conçus afin de connecter les enfants avec la nature, protéger la faune et les écosystèmes naturels, et offrir des solutions au changement climatique.

Trouble in the Atlantic Bubble

One of the many things the pandemic has shown us is just how interconnected we are with people, not only in this region, but around the globe. A virus can easily spread from one hemisphere to another in a matter of hours. The consequences, as we know, can be tragic. What’s less publicized is just how interconnected we are when it comes to the environment. Slowly, people are waking up to the reality of climate change, the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the extinction of many species.

5 Myths That Delay Climate Action in Nova Scotia (and other places too!)

Q Have you ever found yourself saying to someone, "Hey, we should really get going on renewable energy in our province."

And they respond with "We don't get enough sun for solar" or "We burn trees for biomass to generate electricity and they grow back eventually..." 

Well, enough with the guesswork and misinformation! Let's nip those myths in the bud (pun intented).

Nova Scotia New Solar Law a Welcome Ray of Sunshine

Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes new amendments to the Electricity Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature last week, which would reduce barriers to adopting solar energy, making it possible for people who are not homeowners to participate and for communities to undertake shared-ownership of solar energy projects. 

Beyond Coal Atlantic

The Beyond Coal Atlantic project launched in December 2020 with an ambitious goal: to get Atlantic Canada off coal and biomass energy as quickly as possible and transition to clean renewable energy. Many of the solutions already exist—such as wind, solar, and existing hydro from Quebec—but what’s been lacking is political and corporate will. Tynette Deveaux and Greg Goupko have joined Sierra Club Canada’s Atlantic Chapter to make sure that changes.

Get the Facts on Small Modular NUCLEAR Reactors

Are you confused about whether or not nuclear energy is a good way to get us off fossil fuels and help put the brakes on climate change? If you are, you’re certainly not alone. The nuclear energy industry has been lobbying hard to convince governments to invest in new and untested designs for smaller nuclear reactors, known as SMRs—claiming they’re good for the environment and for tackling climate change.

New Nova Scotia Climate Commitments A Welcome Start - Beware of Devil in Details

Forest or Against Us, Halifax Climate March, Sept. 27, 2019
Media Release: February 25, 2021

K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes NS Premier Iain Rankin’s Day 1 announcement on climate action and hopes to see firm regulatory and funding commitments going forward. On February 24th, NS Premier Rankin and Environment and Climate Change Minister Irving announced a commitment to achieve 80% clean energy by 2030, $9.5 million electric vehicles rebates, and $9.5 million for energy efficiency.

Watch for Wildlife warns drivers to Stay Safe as they Return to the Road

White-tailed deer near road in Coal Harbour, NS. Photo Credit: Stephen Ruxton, May 2020 .

Kjipuktuk/ HALIFAX,NS - During COVID-19 lockdowns, experts have observed drastic decreases in animal vehicle collisions as a result of social distancing; less traffic has allowed wildlife to travel more successfully to habitats fragmented by roads. Now that restrictions are slowly being lifted, people will be making more trips in vehicles, causing concerns regarding increasing wildlife collisions.

 

Wild Child Forest School: Hiring Forest School Educator Full Time Staff Position

We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver PEI’s first forest school program in Charlottetown. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weather, enjoys playing with kids with an eye for safety and risk management, and can maintain a positive attitude while working effectively with a team.

 

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

OPEN LETTER on Bill C-69 and the Role of Offshore Petroleum Boards

June 13, 2019

 

Dear Ministers McKenna, Sohi, and Wilkinson,

 

The new Impact Assessment Act, Bill C69, will make environmental assessments for offshore oil and gas activities in Atlantic Canada have even less credibility than they do now.

 

The draft amendments to the bill introduced in the House of Commons on June 12 will allow offshore petroleum boards to chair review panels that will assess offshore oil and gas projects.

 

NOW HIRING: Summer Positions - Wild Child PEI Assistant Leaders

Wild Child Forest School: Hiring Assistant Leaders

Full Time Summer Staff Positions (2 positions available)

 

We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver PEI’s first forest school program in Charlottetown. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers and enjoys playing with kids, with an eye for safety and risk management.

 

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

NOW HIRING: Summer Positions: WIld Child NS Educator (2 Positions)


We are looking for some people who are magical with children to help deliver Wild Child Forest School Programming for the summer in the Kearney Lake area of Bedford for our 2019 Summer Season. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers, enjoy playing & supervising children, with an eye for safety and risk management.

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Wild Child