Campaigns

Sierra Club  Ontario 's Challenge to Sprawl campaign is currently focused on Growing The Greenbelt. Building on support from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Sierra Club Ontario has been making advances in protecting threatened ecosystems in Peel and Durham Region.Under the leadership of Sierra Club Peel volunteers public and political support for protecting the Credit River Watershed is expanding daily. Sierra is working with City of Mississauga staff and elected officials to fulfil their City Council resolution of 2010 to protect the Credit River as a Greenbelt Urban River Valley. Durham Region is starting much lower on the learning curve: Durham Regional Council was the only municipality to formally oppose the creation of the Ontario...
The need for a pan-Canadian water strategy in Canada has become extremely urgent. Across the nation, Canadians are recognizing that limits to this seemingly infinite resource exist. The evidence of these intense pressures is manifesting in a visibly changing climate, the degradation of our environment, health problems in Canadian communities, and the tensions surrounding the use of boundary waters with our neighbours to the south. Climate Change – climate change is significantly changing the timing, flow and availability of water in all our communities. In many regions, changes are taking place much faster than we anticipated. In the mountain ranges of Alberta the glaciers and snowpacks that act like ‘water towers’ for the Prairies are consistently retreating....
Action Grizzly Bear is a campaign initiated by local and international conservation voices focused on advocating the recovery of Alberta’s grizzly bear. It is a grassroots campaign designed to network people concerned about the imperiled grizzly and mobilizes them with the knowledge and tools to take action. At such a critical time for grizzly bears, taking action to recover it will be up to the public.  Let the government know we want to continue to call Alberta “grizzly country” and that we want future generations to be able to do the same.
  Interprovincial Boundary Survey 1913-1916  Provincial Archives of Alberta, A.10723 Imagine …  … experiencing some of the same wilderness the first peoples and Euro-Canadian explorers did.  … walking in their footsteps, paddling in their strokes.  … visualizing their accounts along with what you experience today. Discover …   …the wild lands and rivers they knew, which still exist in Alberta today. Be a part …  … of the vision to keep this natural and cultural history alive through the appreciation and preservation of Alberta’s wild lands and rivers. Centennial Wilds website   c-wilds-1“Future generations may wonder at our blindness if we neglect to set them aside...
The grizzly bear is an icon of raw pristine wilderness. As Canadians we are fortunate to share the landscape with these unique and powerful creatures. Sadly, in a world that is experiencing an explosion of economic development, the grizzly bear’s core habitat has been invaded and degraded by an ever-expanding network of industrial, residential and recreational activities. This trend has put Alberta on the front lines of extinction for grizzly bears in North America. Today fewer than 500 grizzly bears roam Alberta soil. Despite a provincial policy to maintain a healthy and viable grizzly bear population and the Endangered Species Conservation Committee’s recommendation (2002) to list the grizzly as threatened in Alberta, the government has yet to make any clear commitment to...
Here you will find a collection of campaigns that have either ended successfully or have no active projects at the moment.  Explore our past work and find out what work has made up Sierra Club Ontario   WASTE DIVERSION   FORESTS & WILDLIFE   GREEN ENERGY   DIVERSITY PROGRAM   OPPOSING THE DETROIT RIVER INTERNATIONAL CROSSING   PICKERING AIRPORT/DUFFINS CREEK   COAL FIRE PLANT PHASE OUT
Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing the world in the 21st century.  A change in climate of only just a few degrees could have a profound impact on the world.  In fact, Canada is predicted to be one of the hardest hit countries due to our northern location.  Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and a substantial loss of habitat and biodiversity are very real possibilities by the end of the century if immediate action is not taken.  At the same time, our population continues to grow as do energy demands.  Unfortunately, nuclear power is not the solution.  Nuclear power plants in Canada are notorious for cost overruns, long-term maintenance problems, and their environmental credentials are deeply flawed.  Sierra Club Canada is...
Organisez une présentation « Le Bac Vert, c’est notre affaire » dès aujourd’hui! Le programme de collecte des Bacs Verts d’Ottawa est lancé et votre collaboration est essentielle à son succès. La collecte de restes de nourriture est la prochaine étape logique dans notre lutte pour le réacheminement des déchets ainsi qu’une étape cruciale dans notre lutte contre les changements climatiques. Les restes de nourriture enterrés dans les décharges produisent de grandes quantités de méthane, un gaz à...
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Bighorn Country - Where the Boreal Meets the Rockies Located in west-central Alberta, Bighorn Country rests astride that magical zone where the Boreal meets the Rocky Mountains.  It is Alberta’s best remaining opportunity to protect a wilderness example of this.  Here the Boreal is a biological mixing bowl where a wide variety of plants and animals from the Arctic, Boreal, Rocky Mountains, Parkland and Plains regions come in contact with each other.  In the Bighorn, this unique range of biological diversity includes everything from the powerful Grizzly Bear and shy Lynx to the threatened Canadian Toad, the Great Grey Owl and the tiny Calliope and Rufous Humming birds.  Through a coalition of local, national and international groups, Sierra Club of...

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