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Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

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Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation.

Global Day of Climate Action: Climate Funeral

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Saturday, December 8th join us on the streets for a climate funeral. The procession will go from Canada Place to the Alberta legislature. There will be a coffin, a minister, songs, taps, and more. Please were black, bring your tears and push our government to give us a future. December 8th11:00 am - 1:00 pmMeet at Canada Place (south side entrance) march to the Alberta Legislature.

Concerned Citizens Converge on Legislature to deliver Radioactive Waste and and Anti-Nuclear Petition

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

November 19th 2007

(Edmonton) Concerned citizens from Peace River, Whitecourt and other communities in Northern Alberta converged on Edmonton this morning to deliver leaky radioactive waste barrels to the Alberta Legislature to protest the proposed nuclear reactors slated for their communities, raise awareness about the dirty and dangerous impacts of nuclear energy, and demand Premier Stelmach keep Alberta Nuclear Free. Members of the Peace River Environmental Society and the Grimshaw community loaded up a wagon with fake radioactive waste barrels on November 18th, and took the toxic cargo on the road, stopping along the way in Valleyview, Fox Creek and Whitecourt, as well as High Prairie, Slave Lake and Athabasca, to bring attention to their struggle to stop nuclear reactors from being built in their community before converging for a rally in Edmonton. Read more about Concerned Citizens Converge on Legislature to deliver Radioactive Waste and and Anti-Nuclear Petition

Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaCPAWS — Northern AlbertaFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNatural Resources Defense CouncilJasper Environmental AssociationWest Athabasca Bioregional SocietySierra Club of Canada

Media Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2007

Calgary — Local and national conservation organizations are calling on Alberta's Sustainable Development Minister, Ted Morton, to release the scientists' report outlining core grizzly habitat areas to his Grizzly Bear Recovery Team and the public. To make up for the five years of lost time during the protracted recovery planning process, they are asking Morton and the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau, to quickly move on establishing three wildland parks, which encompass core grizzly habitat long known to be important to the bears' future and which have already gone through various assessment and review processes. Read more about Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Democratizing our Prairie Waters

New coalition asks public, in a series of 10 regional forums, what they expect from governments to protect prairie waters

September 27, 2007 

Lethbridge – This week a new coalition of environmental groups is seeking to hear citizens' expectations for water management by hosting 10 public forums across the Prairie Provinces.

Made up of the Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter, Manitoba EcoNetwork, Saskatchewan Environmental Society, and Bow Riverkeeper, the Prairie Water Coalition came together under recognition that an expansive river network that provides water to communities, farms, industries and ecosystems connects the Prairie Provinces. The groups point to the need for more cross-border collaboration and cooperation to protect the regions vital waters. Read more about Democratizing our Prairie Waters

Stelmach Asked For Public Inquiry Into EUB Spying

(Edmonton/Calgary/Ottawa) The Sierra Club of Canada today called for a public inquiry into the extent of covert operations against citizens by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB), and issued a list of unanswered questions that an inquiry should address. On this opening day of EUB hearings in Pincher Creek on Royal Dutch Shell's Mount Backus well application, Sierra Club believes that confidence in the EUB and the Energy Department won’t be restored until a full public inquiry is completed. Read more about Stelmach Asked For Public Inquiry Into EUB Spying

Join a Collective Call to Action! Prairie Citizens Water Directive

A 10 City Tour to Discuss the Sustainable Management of Water in the Prairie Provinces

From the Rocky Mountains to Lake Winnipeg, an expansive river network connects the Prairie Provinces. Increasingly, there are competing demands being placed on limited water resources across the region.

This fall, citizens from across the region will join together in a collective call for action! What are your expectations? What are your priorities? Come out and share as we embark in a regional dialogue that will connect the people of a region with a united message. Read more about Join a Collective Call to Action! Prairie Citizens Water Directive

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