Living in the populous Greater Vancouver area, Sierra Lower Mainland members have their pick of hot and juicy issues - from the planned expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline to trying to reduce the mountain of Styrofoam waste in our latte-loving region. But we make sure to chill out in style with plenty of hikes and snowshoe outings.
Next local group meeting: Tuesday, May 14, at 8:30 am at Elysian Coffee at Broadway and Ash. Everyone welcome!
Upcoming Outing: Pacific Spirit Park, May 19.
The proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline is part of a wider push to expand fossil fuel extraction and exports - just as scientists and even the World Bank warn that global warming is reaching a catastrophic tipping point that could result in the extinction of up to 50 per cent of all species and the costly destruction of coastal cities.
We are deeply concerned about the recent proposal to ship coal from Surrey Fraser Docks to Texada and on to Asia.
Our group is also campaigning for right-to-know legislation that would ensure mandatory labelling of potentially toxic substances in household products, such as mattresses, clothing and furniture. We are grateful for the help we have received from the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria.
Download our petition for right-to-know legislation. Please send in completed petitions to Sierra Club BC's offices at # 304 - Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 3C7, attn. Lower Mainland group.
Read Elaina Konoby-Sinclair`s blog on her investigation following an encounter with a toxic mattress.
To sign up for outings please contact Theresa.