What If It Were My Home

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you see the size of the tar sands compared to an area you know, your home.

Times Square Advertisements Redux

They appear to like the catch phrase "Tell It Like It Is", so we will, even if they don't.

Study Contradicts Alberta Government

Canada's rapidly expanding tar sands industry is causing the toxic pollution of its rivers, but the government of Alberta continues to deny there is a problem.

Welcome to Sierra Club Prairie

From the plains to the mountains, our mission is to develop a diverse, well trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our local and global ecosystems.




21 October, 2014
MEDIA RELEASEOctober 21, 2014OTTAWA – Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to immediately ban the use of neonicotinoid...
7 October, 2014
MEDIA RELEASE October 7, 2014 OTTAWA – The Environment Commissioner’s audit documents Canada’s lack of action on climate change, preventing...
23 September, 2014
MEDIA RELEASESeptember 23, 2014Today religious and indigenous leaders urged President Obama and Prime Minister Harper to start negotiations to modernize the Columbia River...
22 September, 2014
"Copycat regs that don't kick in for a decade is just more baffle gab from a do-nothing government," said John Bennett, National Program Director, Sierra Club...
19 September, 2014
John Bennett, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, will be participating in the Peoples Climate March, Sunday, September 21st, in New York City.Mr....
5 April, 2013
Montré du droit par le gouvernement Harper l'an dernier au moment des réformes des lois environnementales, le processus d'évaluation de l...
5 April, 2013
Research is questioning the logic behind the federal government's move to streamline environmental assessments.After tracking thousands of assessments over a decade...
27 March, 2013
Environment Canada, not Sustainable Prosperity, to take over research dataThe people who are winding down the controversial National Round Table on the Environment and...
19 March, 2013
A Thunder Bay city councillor wants environmental groups to take over the Experimental Lakes Area — but one of the groups he's named is throwing cold water on...
19 March, 2013
Sickness being attributed to wind turbines is more likely to have been caused by people getting alarmed at the health warnings circulated by activists, an Australian...

Chelsea Flook  |  2013-06-11 17:35

It is our mission at the Sierra Club Prairie to develop a well-trained knowledgeable network of community leaders who are working to protect the ...

Guest  |  2012-12-06 00:01

Sierra Club Canada is seeking a Communications Intern for its National Office in Ottawa, Ontario for a period of 16 to 20 weeks, beginning January 7, 2013...

Chelsea Flook  |  2012-09-28 17:06

Say No to Shell: Write a letter to Shell about Jackpine expansion by October 1st

  Shell wants to expand its Jackpine Mine project to add...
Chelsea Flook  |  2012-09-04 13:49

Over 5,000 people want Premier Redford to meet with public groups and not just oil execs on the pipeline review. Don't you? Please add your name and...

Chelsea Flook  |  2012-07-10 06:00

“We know that the government isn’t looking out for our safety so we are turning to people throughout the province to let the public know what...

John Bennett   |   1 day 4 hours ago
Friends:Below is the blog I was working on Wednesday while our building in Ottawa was in lockdown. It would not have been possible without the sacrifice and courage demonstrated in...
John Bennett   |   1 week 1 day ago
Listen! Can you hear it? That's a 300 year old oak tree singing in your ear!It's true. The song is called the 'Ballad of the 300 Year Old Oak Tree ' and it's been...
John Bennett   |   2 weeks 1 day ago
Flupyradifurone is a new neonicotinoid pesticide from Bayer. That’s right, another one!Here is what Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has to say...
John Bennett   |   2 weeks 5 days ago
An organic gift for you!A few weeks back I received a call from Dihan Chandra, owner of the eco-store OrganicLifestyle.com.Impressed by our work, he offered to donate 10% of his...
John Bennett   |   3 weeks 4 days ago
Our Ontario heroes at the Green Energy Coalition (GEC) have saved Ontario-rate payers billions on their gas and electricity bills over the years.They did it by convincing the Ontario...

 
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