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Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: Green Business Panel Discussion

Mar 3 2009 - 7:00pm

Our next monthly public meeting is on Tuesday (a day earlier than usual)

Topic: Green Business Panel Discussion

In conjunction with REAP (Respect the Earth and All People) the Sierra Club Chinook Group will be hosting a panel discussion on buying green and shopping locally. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

4 Feb 2009

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Alberta's draft parks policy misses the mark

Now's the time to put it back on course

Sierra Club Chinook Group

Your letter will make a difference for the future of protected areas and parks in Alberta.  Please take five to ten minutes to write Premier Ed Stelmach, or if you live in Alberta, please write your MLA and send a copy to Cindy Ady, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Minister (addresses at end).

In your letter, please note that it is important for Alberta to have a policy and plan for protected areas and parks. Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Feb 12 2009 - 7:00pm

Note: This event was originally scheduled for February 4th.

Our second regular public meeting of 2009 is on Wednesday, February 12th  and will feature the Pembina Institute's Terra Simieritsch, who will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club: Plastic Bag Ban Campaign Meeting

Feb 11 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Anyone interested in helping the effort to reduce and/or eliminate free single-use plastic bags in Calgary is invited to attend a special Sierra Club campaign meeting.

We need to raise public awareness and support for this issue leading up to City Hall dealing with it some time before May of this year, so come armed with ideas!

The meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11th, from 7-9PM.We will meet in the common area on the main floor of the Old Y Centre (223 12th Avenue SW).

Location

Old Y Centre
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2009 by Anonymous

POSTPONED Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Feb 4 2009 - 7:00pm

POSTPONED: This event has been postponed until February 12th

Our second regular public meeting of 2009 is on Wednesday, February 4th  and will feature the Pembina Institute's Terra Simieritsch, who will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Private prosecution launched against oil company after governments ‘stall’

7 Jan 2009

Edmonton — One of Canada’s largest oil companies is under legal fire today for causing the death of several hundred ducks in a massive toxic tailings pond in Alberta’s  Tar Sands last year. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson launched a private prosecution against Syncrude Canada on behalf of concerned Alberta resident, Jeh Custer.  Read more »

Posted January 8, 2009 by russ

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting - Action Grizzly Bear

Jan 7 2009 - 7:00pm

Our first regular public meeting of 2009 will feature Sierra Club Canada’s Action Grizzly Bear Campaigner Carl Morrison. Based in Calgary, Carl has always had a keen interest in wildlife and conservation and after completing his marketing degree he went to work as a field tech on various wildlife research studies around Alberta including the Trans-Canada Highway Bear DNA study in Banff National Park. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 5, 2009 by Anonymous

Action Grizzly Bear Launched

Alberta Asked to Commit to Recovery and the Dollars Required

Media Release : Wednesday Nov 19th

Calgary: Today, local, national and international conservation organizations have launched "Action Grizzly Bear." Based out of Alberta, which for many years has been on the receding edge of grizzly bear numbers and range in North America, the new collaborative campaign is focused on achieving Alberta and Canadian government action on grizzly bear recovery at a level comparable to what has been ongoing in the United States for more than a decade with positive results. It provides citizens with a vehicle to have their voices heard on behalf of the fewer than 500 grizzly bears remaining in Alberta; a number sharply down from the 1,000 the province committed to retaining habitat for in 1984. Read more »

Posted November 19, 2008 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Greening your home and greening your life

Nov 5 2008 - 7:00pm

 

The Built Green Program (www.builtgreencanada.ca) and Eco Education (www.greenplan-it.ca)

The next monthly meeting of the Sierra Club Canada's Chinook Group is on
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council (CAOC) building
at 1111 Memorial Drive NW on the Bow River pathway (upstairs, entrance at the
back).

The free public event will feature presentations from two guests: Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (on the Bow River pathway)
Calgary, AB

Posted November 5, 2008 by Anonymous

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