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Greening the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline: Is the National Energy Board serious about sustainability?

YELLOWKNIFE — The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week, says Sierra Club Prairie.

“We are disappointed that sustainability considerations are absent in the NEB’s proposed licence conditions for the Mackenzie Gas Project, despite that fact that the NEB’s chair has recently stated that sustainability is a focus for the Board.” said Sheila Muxlow, acting director of Sierra Club Prairie. “The NEB cannot be said to be serious about advancing sustainability or the public interest if it turns a blind eye to the fact that the Mackenzie Gas Project is a basin-opening project that will create a petro-economy throughout much of the Mackenzie Valley.” Read more about Greening the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline: Is the National Energy Board serious about sustainability?

Alberta FOIP finds more than ducks killed on tar sands operations

Edmonton — An information request has forced the Alberta government to reveal that in addition to the infamous dead ducks, 164 animals, including 27 bears, were killed between 2000 and 2008 on operations in the Alberta tar sands.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request was filed by independent scientist Kevin Timoney and sought material from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD). The disclosed SRD information covers only three oil companies and shows reported deaths of 27 black bears, 67 deer, 31 red fox, 21 coyote, as well as moose, muskrats, beavers, voles, martens, wolves, and bats. Read more about Alberta FOIP finds more than ducks killed on tar sands operations

Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Food Policy Panel

Apr 8 2010 - 1:00am

For our April Sierra Club Chinook meeting, we have a discussion panel on food policy, featuring:

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Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Humans Killing Too Many Grizzlies in Alberta

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated.

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated. Scientific research indicates that unknown poaching kills likely accounted for an additional five to eight undocumented grizzly bear mortalities. Conservationists are calling on the Alberta government to immediately list the grizzly bear as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act; increase habitat security by protecting critical habitat and reducing open route densities in grizzly bear range; and increase funding to public education programs that aim to reduce human-bear conflict.  Read more about Humans Killing Too Many Grizzlies in Alberta

'A River Runs Through It’ - Perspectives Panel on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

Mar 23 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am
At last week’s SEAWA conference, Hydrologist Richard Clissold made it very clear with his statement “We’re in a desert here” in Medicine Hat and it’s getting drier every day. Water management is becoming an increasingly important issue in Alberta, particularly in the South Saskatchewan River Basin where we have seen extremely low flows with growing community and industrial demands. This World Water Day, Sierra Club (Prairie) and Medicine Hat College will host two events to bring to light issues of Read more about 'A River Runs Through It’ - Perspectives Panel on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

Location

Medicine Hat College Theatre
Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat , AB

H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Mar 22 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
At last week’s SEAWA conference, Hydrologist Richard Clissold made it very clear with his statement “We’re in a desert here” in Medicine Hat and it's getting drier every day. Water management is becoming an increasingly important issue in Alberta, particularly in the South Saskatchewan River Basin where we have seen extremely low flows with growing community and industrial demands. This World Water Day, Sierra Club (Prairie) and Medicine Hat College will host two events to bring to light issues of water within the province and emphasize why any plans and policies that Read more about H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Location

Medicine Hat College Theatre
Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat , AB

Picking up the Pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen with Elizabeth May

Jan 23 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Join Elizabeth May at the annual Sierra Youth Coalition Conference at the University of Alberta. Elizabeth May will address the topic, "Picking up the pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen."

Friday evening is open to members of the public for a charge of $10. Read more about Picking up the Pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen with Elizabeth May

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility - Room 1001
University of Alberta Campus
Edmonton , AB

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 20 2010 - 2:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge , AB

Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 - 7:00am to Jan 24 2010 - 7:00am

Rationale for the Conference

The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of the Sierra Club working towards local sustainability. This is hugely beneficial because geographical areas face similar issues locally and work together as a network of individuals (environmentalists) and collectives (organizations). The goal of this conference is to educate all interested students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and provide them with tangible skills and opportunities to get involved in the green movement. Ultimately this conference provides the means to develop the knowledge and ability to work towards a more sustainable future. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend including very interesting workshops and seminars. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with students interested in similar issues as yourself!

Hosted by the Students' Union's ECOS

Fees: $30 before Jan 5th, 2010, $50 for non-SYC members after Jan 5th

Info & Registration: http://thinksustainability.ca/
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Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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