Sierra Club of Canada

Sierra Club: Plastic Bag Ban Campaign Meeting

Feb 12 2009 - 2:00am to 4:00am

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). Read more about Sierra Club: Plastic Bag Ban Campaign Meeting

Location

Old Y Centre
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

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

Feb 5 2009 - 2:00am

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

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Private prosecution launched against oil company after governments ‘stall’

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 about Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting - Action Grizzly Bear

Jan 8 2009 - 2:00am

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 about Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting - Action Grizzly Bear

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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 about Action Grizzly Bear Launched

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

Nov 6 2008 - 2:00am

 

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). Read more about Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Greening your home and greening your life

Location

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

Book Launch - Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 4 2008 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Parkland Institute is happy to be co-hosting the Edmonton launch of Andrew Nikiforuk's new book entitled Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Details for the launch event are as follow:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008
ETLC 1-001, University of Alberta (map)
Edmonton
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Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta (off 116 Street at 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

For immediate release – September 16, 2008

Alberta Wilderness AssociationPembina InstituteSierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter)Southern Alberta Group for the Environment • South Peace Environment Association • Water Matters

A last-minute withdrawal by the oil sands industry from a negotiated agreement on wetlands has prompted calls from environmental groups that the Government of Alberta not give in to oil industry pressure, but rather deliver on overdue rules to protect and conserve wetlands across Alberta.

Two letters to the Alberta government, sent by the oil sands industry after they withdrew their approval for a broadly supported wetland policy, demonstrate the oil sands industry’s overt effort to pressure the Alberta government.

Alberta Wilderness Association, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, South Peace Environment Association and Water Matters are calling on the Government of Alberta to proceed swiftly to implement a landmark wetland policy recommended today by the multi-stakeholder Alberta Water Council (AWC). Read more about Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Oct 9 2008 - 1:00am
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building, U of A
Free Admission

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr. Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Read more about Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Location

Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

Sep 25 2008 - 12:30am
Stanley A. Milner Library
Free Admission

Film will be introduced with a brief overview of the context of nuclear energy in Alberta, and a short discussion to follow.

Flim Synopsis

Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident
Directed by: Anna Broinowski
(Australia, 2004, 52 min.)

Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Read more about Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

Location

Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton , AB

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