What If It Were My Home

Click on the slide above to see use our new interactive tool designed to let
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.

Fort Chipewyan Health Concerns

See Fort Chipewyan for yourself, and hear what residents have to say about the health problems.

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.




18 December, 2014
MEDIA RELEASE / December 18, 2014Sierra Club Canada applauds today's announcement of conditions for a fracking moratorium in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Premier Gallant...
25 November, 2014
TORONTO – The global campaign to ban neonicotinoid pesticides took a big step forward in Ontario today. The provincial government -- using its own pesticide control...
12 November, 2014
OTTAWA – Toxic laundry detergent pods that threaten children is not Canadians only choice. Canadians should know there is a safe, nontoxic and environmentally...
4 November, 2014
OTTAWA – More than 110,000 people have told Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) not to register flupyradifurone, Bayer's latest bee-killing...
30 October, 2014
OTTAWA – Environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to stop approving systemic pesticides that are toxic to bees and threaten to interfere with ecosystem...
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   |   4 days 2 hours ago
BENNETT BLOGJanuary 26, 2015If you have heard anything about the Canada’s Premiers meeting in Ottawa on January 30, you probably know the Prime Minister is not attending. So--...
John Bennett   |   1 week 1 day ago
Killing wolves without purposeI have to report an ongoing travesty.In the name of protecting Woodland Caribou, the Alberta Government has killed more than 1000 wolves using poison,...
John Bennett   |   2 weeks 4 days ago
Time to restrict ALL uses of neonicotinoid pesticidesAs you know, Ontario plans to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. In 2014, the Ontario government announced it intended to...
John Bennett   |   3 weeks 2 days ago
Dear friends,Hope you had a great holiday break! We did and we’re back, refreshed, and ready to go!It’s going to be a great year for the pollinators--I can feel it. But...
John Bennett   |   5 weeks 4 days ago
BENNETT BLOG / December 22, 2014Reflecting is a good thing this time of year. First, I want to thank you for your support and apologize for being so annoying with my constant demands....

 
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