The Sierra Club was born in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, with the intention of enjoying and protecting the wild spaces of our Earth. Today this principal continues to be central to the work being done by the Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter.
Wild spaces are essential to the health of our planet, as they act as the lungs and filters of the atmosphere. Over time, however, industry and consumption has threatened to damage this delicate balance through the disruption of our natural ecosystems. A loss of biodiversity (variation of species and life forms in a particular biosphere) threatens to destroy ecosystems all together.... Read more »
One Earth, One Chance – Why not Make It Yours?
This month, in honour of Earth Day (April 22nd), the Atlantic Chapter is looking for new members and asking current members to renew their commitment!
It is clear that Canada has reached a tipping point and that action is now more important than ever to protect the Earth and the special places we and other creatures call home.... Read more »
Get involved, you can make a difference!
The strength of the Atlantic Canada Chapter is determined by the involvement of our members, volunteers, and supporters. There are many ways that you can contribute to our work, whether by offering financial assistance or your valuable time. Check often to see postings for upcoming events, job opportunities, or volunteer positions.
With your help, we can make a difference in ensuring that our environment can be enjoyed by future generations.
Click here to learn how to become a member of the Club.
Our Annual Gathering, September 6 - 7th, 2013 is a great opportunity to find out more about Sierra Club, meet great people who share your love for the Earth, and find out how you can get involved! More details to follow!
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YARMOUTH — Nova Scotia has a new act governing the fur farming industry.
The Fur Industry Act was passed by the House of Assembly last month and will ensure new fur farming standards are met and kept — someday.
"The regulations haven’t been developed yet," said Celeste Sulliman, a provincial Agriculture Department spokeswoman. "We’re at the very beginning stages."
Gretchen Fitzgerald, director of Sierra Club Canada’s Atlantic chapter, said the new legislation "was rushed through."
"There was no consultation on the draft of the bill."
It’s ironic, said Fitzgerald, that one of the reasons the department decided to take action was because of public concerns about the effects of fur farms on southwestern Nova Scotia watersheds, but the public wasn’t consulted.
OTTAWA — A coalition of environmental groups has taken the Harper government to court over what they allege is a loophole in federal law that is opening the door for mining companies to dump toxic waste into lakes.
Some metal mining companies are already seeking permission to dump toxins into waters over a federal regulation that can reclassify a lake and exempt it from the federal Fisheries Act which restricts the dumping of harmful materials into water inhabited by fish, say the groups.
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