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.

Let's Talk About Land Acknowledgments

Land Acknowledgments have become more and more common in recent years and can be a great place to start as an ally for Indigenous communities and peoples. The term "ally" is defined by Sheree Atcheson as "any person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole." You can read more about allyship here.

Diverse Faith Groups to Pray for Mi’kmaw Fishery

In the days leading up to the Sipekne’katik First Nation’s plans to fish outside of the commercial fishing season, members of multiple faith traditions will be taking time to pray and meditate for two things: that the Sipekne’katik First Nation fishery will not be subjected to violence; and that Indigenous moderate livelihood fishing rights be respected.

Environmental Activism Has Been Around for a Long Time

The origin of the term "tree hugger"

The first tree huggers were 294 men and 69 women belonging to the Bishnois branch of Hinduism, who, in 1730, died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being turned into the raw material for building a palace. They literally clung to the trees, while being slaughtered by the foresters. But their action led to a royal decree prohibiting the cutting of trees in any Bishnoi village. And now those villages are virtual wooded oases amidst an otherwise desert landscape.

Job Opening: Watch for Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

We are seeking a dedicated and outgoing individual to help increase the reach and impact of our wildlife collisions prevention program, Watch for Wildlife (http://www.watchforwildlife.ca). The objective of the Watch for WIldlife is to prevent collisions with wildlife and people on our roads and to encourage the implementation of wildlife-friendly road design and vehicle collision mitigation measures.

Flawed environmental assessment of offshore drilling faces scrutiny in Federal Court

Environmental groups head to court to fight blanket exemption for exploratory drilling

ST JOHN’S, N.L./TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE BEOTHUK AND MI’KMAQ –

Ecojustice will be in court today to challenge the federal government’s failure to properly assess the impact of exploratory drilling for oil and gas on ecosystems off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and its attempt to exempt all future exploratory drilling from assessment.

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. 

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.

 

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