Sierra Club states that no amount of safety measures will justify the risk of oil spills on the BC Coast.
Sierra Club BC's Going Wild program for grades K-3 is a brand-new initiative this year, and it is off to an incredible start. Read as educator Kim shares stories from the field, information about the school program, and the opportunities Going Wild creates for primary classrooms.
Speak up for water! B.C. government accepting feedback from the public on Water Sustainability Act Legislative Proposal until November 15th, 2013
Have you heard the big news? On Friday, October 18th, 2013 the British Columbia provincial government released A Water Sustainability Act for BC: A Legislative Proposal.
While Premier Christy Clark touts LNG as "clean and green" Sierra Club BC's Colin Campbell does some true cost carbon accounting of the high levels of methane that LNG production releases.
"What stuck with me is the importance of students feeling empowered to take initiative, rather than feeling constrained by pre-existing structures and rules. If youth feel like they have access to the tools they need to make important changes, they will be active in shaping our society." Youth Engagement Leader Chris Fretwell shares insights from SCBC's recent camp-out with the Otesha Project, Lifecycles, and high school youth at Goldstream Park.
Sarah Potts-Halpin, studen intern at Sierra Club BC, is a prospective student of University of Victoria's Human Dimensions of Climate Change program, an important program that is facing cancellation for the 2014-2015 academic year. Climate change is a broad issue and requires such diverse education programs at a time when the federal government is pushing more towards "job ready" niche programs.
Our energy addiction is leading to devastating changes to our earth, climate and people. Join Canadians November 16 for a national day of action against climate change and reckless resource development.
After a disheartening visit to Alberta's tarsands and some much-needed rest, Terry Dance-Bennink reflects on what we can do now to help the people, creatures and land affected by destructive fossil fuel development.
Terry Dance-Bennink spent time with local families affected by the tarsands in Fort McKay, and learned from a local doctor the devastating health effects people here are facing. The houses are modern, but don't drink the tap water.
In her second installment of A River Pilgrimage to the Tarsands, Terry Dance-Bennink writes about her experience on the infamous Highway 63 to Fort McMurray, her time in tarsands towns and toxic tailings ponds she saw along the way.
Sierra Club BC volunteer Terry Dance-Bennink reflects on her encounters with Alberta's tarsands.
Is it morally right for people to hunt bears, or any animals for that matter, for sport, or should we only take what we need? Join Coastal First Nations in support of banning trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Rikki MacCuish, multimedia communications specialist for Sierra Club BC, spent a week on Galiano Island learning not just about film production, but also about how much the Gulf Islands of British Columbia rely on a healthy ocean, free of tanker traffic.
Caroline Beam shares her reflections and observations of the wildlife she observes living at the edge of the beautiful Peace River, threatened by the Site C dam proposal.
Andrew Almack, founder and director of PlasticShore, shares his story of the organization's Plastics for Change Program which offers organizations a symbol to advertise that they've used recycled plastic debris in their products.
Sierra Club BC Education Program Manager, Kieran Dowling, shares his thoughts about the unique importance of youth in the environmental movement and the launching of the new SCBC Youth Environmental Leadership Program.
The sight of a Great Blue Heron often appears unexpectedly as a Zen-like vision of stillness, a calligraphy of infinite patience and controlled power.
While some countries struggle bravely to reduce their greenhouse gases, Canada's contribution has been dismal. Our bewildering negligence has branded us a pariah state that is undermining the world's environmental security.
Sarah Cox, interim executive director of Sierra Club BC, joins the eighth annual Paddle for the Peace and describes her experience paddling the Peace River with her daughter, reflecting on the effects of the proposed Site C dam on this important cultural and wilderness area.