Sierra Club of Canada

Hiroshima Day

Aug 6 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring the kids and join The Wilderness Committee, Nuclear Free Alberta, the Sierra Club and 1000 origami Cranes at Edmonton City Hall to commemorate the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Two books will be read; Sadako by Eleanor Coerr to explain the significance of the paper cranes and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who (which mentions the bombing of Hiroshima) to tell kids that their voice needs to be heard.

The event will also urge City Council to make Edmonton a Nuclear Free Zone. Read More

Location

City Hall
Edmonton , AB

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Plastic Bag Campaign & Alderman John Mar

May 7 2009 - 1:00am

Ald. John Mar on plastic bags at next monthly meeting

Topic: Our next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday May 6th, and will feature Alderman John Mar and the Sierra Club's own Plastic Bag Campaign team, to talk about reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in our city. We will be showcasing other plastic bag initiatives around the world, and talking about the drastic effects littered plastic has on the environment, both local and global. Read More

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Outlines a strategy to create tens of thousands of green jobs now, 100,000 of thousands long term

Edmonton, Canada — Alberta can create more than 200,000 green jobs and build a strong economic future, according to a groundbreaking report on green jobs released by two prominent environmental groups and the Alberta Federation of Labour. Read More

Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?


Monday, April 20th, 2009, at 9:30 am in Calgary, the Honourable Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation will be announcing the Alberta Government’s new policy for the province’s protected areas and parks – Alberta’s Plan for Parks.

It will set the direction for all of Alberta’s protected areas and parks for the next 10 years, including: Read More

Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

A harbinger of imminent Parks Policy?

Edmonton — Albertans' number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no ap­pearance in last week's provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the govern­ment's soon-to-be released new parks policy - Alberta's Plan for Parks - to address this major short­coming. This top priority is conspicuously absent from the provincial budget. Read More

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Action Grizzly Bear

Apr 9 2009 - 12:00am

Carl Morrison, through the Sierra Club of Canada, will present on the Action Grizzly Bear Campaign.

Sierra Club of Canada, in collaboration with several other lead conservation organizations, has launched Action Grizzly Bear (AGB), a campaign that focuses on advocating for grizzly bear recovery in Alberta. We realize that political commitment is a critical element for the recovery of any Threatened or Endangered species. Through public mobilization AGB looks to foster that political will. Read More

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: Green Business Panel Discussion

Mar 4 2009 - 2:00am

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

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

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

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.

Ask that: Read More

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

Feb 13 2009 - 2:00am

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

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