Sierra Club of Canada

No New Approvals Business Challenge

Aug 11 2008 - 6:00pm

No New Approvals

Divide and conquer! Groups will comb Calgary to get businesses (retailers, restaurants, cafés, doctors/dentists' offices, accounting firms, any business!) to sign on to the No New Approvals pledge on Tar Sands production.

Groups will be provided with a script, background information on the tar sands, petition sheets and signs. We will also be providing business challenge t-shirts to wear! Read More


Eau Claire Market
200 Barclay Parade SW (meet in front of the Bean Stop, depart to various locations)
Calgary , AB

Tar Sands & Nuclear action meet-up and discussion

Jul 9 2008 - 1:00am

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What? A call out for concerned Calgarians to meet and discuss what the tar sands developments and the prospect of nuclear power mean for us and how we as Calgarians can and should respond. Bring action ideas and opportunities you are already engaged with and find out what new and exciting opportunities exist with the Sierra Club of Canada! Read More


Good Earth Cafe, Connaught
502 - 11 Street SW
Calgary , AB

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting

Jul 3 2008 - 1:00am

Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook Group

Hiking, skiing and river rafting will be among the activities discussed at the Chinook Group’s next public meeting. We’ll be presenting a slide show covering the fun-filled outings over the last year and review some of the Group’s main activities. Come on by and find out more about what we’re up to and how to get involved! Read More


Calgary Area Outdoor Council (Old Firehall)
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Nature Walk with Sierra Club Prairie and Cherry Dodd

Jun 21 2008 - 4:00pm

As more and more of Alberta's natural spaces are destroyed by unmitigated development pressures… Sierra Club Prairie invites you to visit a piece of natural prairie, located near Nisku!!!

Please join us as we learn about the native plant and animal species that were once so abundant in our province - and learn more about how Sierra Club Prairie is working to protect our current endangered landscapes, and the health of Albertans who depend on them! Read More


Shopper's Drug Mart Parking Lot
81 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton , AB

Tar Sands Rally

Jun 16 2008 - 2:00pm to Jun 17 2008 - 2:00am

On June 16th a coalition of efforts, including the Sierra Club, Forest Ethics, Keepers of the Athabasca and Greenpeace will be hosting an activity in Calgary to draw attention to the devastation from the Tar Sands for the environment and downstream communities.

Rally Against the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers — Investors in the Destructive and Toxic Tar Sands!

Environmental and Human Rights Abuses Ignored While Profits Soar

Hey folks! As Alberta quickly gains an international reputation as a climate criminal, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is holding an Oil and Gas Investment Symposium in Calgary from June 16-18. Please join us on June 16, 2008, at 11am in front of the Hyatt Calgary.

The event will bring together over 85 companies and 375 investors from Canada, the USA, and around the world - many of these folks being active and big funders in the Tar Sands, with others looking to expand into that market. This year, a bunch of different groups are looking to send them a clear message: Don't Invest in the Toxic Tar Sands!!! Read More


Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE (Stephen Avenue Entrance)
Calgary , AB

Action Training with Sierra Club Prairie

Jun 19 2008 - 12:30am to 3:30am

Come out and learn the basics of Action Planning with Sierra Club Prairie!

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

As Alberta's politicians and multinational corporations continue to exploit Alberta's land and natural resources at the cost of human health, human lives, and the environment, Alberta's citizens are creating a new culture of political activism and calling for respect for human rights and environmental justice! Join this growing and dynamic movement and join in the call for a cleaner, greener future that we can all live with! Read More


Kiva Room (Education North 2-103)
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Calgary pesticides campaign update and action alert

Coalition for a Healthy Calgary

Calgary’s Utilities and Environment Committee will hear a report on June 25 from the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee on the merit of phasing out cosmetic pesticide use in Calgary. They will also hear a report from The City's Environmental Management and Safety Dept. on the implementation of a phase out of cosmetic pesticides and a draft by-law. This will be the public’s chance to speak up in support of a ban at City Hall. Each member of the public is allowed five minutes to talk at the committee meeting.

In the lead-up to June 25th it is very important that people contact their alderman to let them know you support a by-law in Calgary, either by phoning, writing a letter, or emailing them. The Coalition for a Healthy Calgary also has postcards available through Sierra Club that are ready for people to sign and mail in. The Canadian Cancer Society recently did a poll which showed 87% of Albertans support a pesticide by-law. This corresponds to the poll The Sierra Club commissioned in 2006 by Oracle Poll Research, which showed 86% of Calgarians support a phase out of pesticides and a pesticide by-law. Read More

Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

May 28 2008 - 2:00am

Sierra Club of Canada Presents

Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

Presented by Stephen Hazell and Lindsay Telfer

Please join us for an evening of lively and empowering discussion of Climate Solutions and Clean Energy for a Just Alberta! As oil prices continue to soar, how can we as a community and a province produce the energy we require while being respectful to the land and people? Read More

Action Alert: Call Minister Mel Knight on his Biased Nuclear Panel — Demand Action Now!

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

What began as concern early last week over the Alberta government's close ties to the nuclear industry, with nuclear giant Bruce Power hiring former Conservative campaign manager Randy Dawson, ended in yet a stonger confirmation of their pro-nuclear stance with the recent formation of Energy Minister Mel Knight's Nuclear Panel. Drawing widespread opposition for its obvious nuclear bias, the current panel has 4 members — all of whose expertise is primarily in business and energy economics and policy. One panelist, John Luxat, used to be the president of the Canadian Nuclear Society, a pro-nuclear lobby group. The nuclear panel of "experts" lacks environmental and health experts and is proof that Stelmach’s government is biased regarding the issue of Nuclear Energy. Opposition to the panel is building, and concern about the health, safety, social, economic, and environmental impacts related to nuclear energy are growing! Read More


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