Since his iconic 1976 album, Singable Songs for the Very Young, Raffi has been committed to making unforgettable high-quality music for children everywhere and inspiring a generation with his ecology-themed messages.
See the photo of the adorable spirit bear cubs eating mussels right next to the proposed Enbridge tanker route? Now's your chance to see spirit bears in person! Sierra Club BC corporate supporter Ocean Adventures Charter Co. shared this image with us and is offering a week-long trip this June along the very waterways that oil supertankers would travel on their way to and from Kitimat.
Frances Litman turns heads with her award-winning photography, creating timeless, eye-catching imagery with her business, Frances Litman Photography. Frances is also the founder of Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival in support of environmental charities.
Jacques Morin joined the Sierra Club back in the 1990s, when he and a group of friends were concerned about the proposed intense logging on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Patricia Lane Maclure is a strong believer in engaging people where they live and work, as well as politically. "Sierra Club BC has a strong focus on engaging people on all three levels, and that gives it a critical mass for leveraging change," says Patricia, Victoria lawyer and mediator.
Tom Lane is delighted that the Sierra Club BC was able to stop coal-fired power plants from being built in BC. As a keen cyclist who spent much of his working life in Ontario, Tom experienced first-hand the health impacts of this kind of pollution.
Martin Golder enjoys zooming around Victoria on his emissions-free electric bike, the nearest thing to a sailing experience on dry land. A green architect, Martin also has a mediation practice and is involved in a variety of social issues – from First Nations housing to children’s rights.
“My first ever backpacking trip was a Sierra Club outing," says Brian Pinch. "We went to the Forbidden Plateau. I was hooked!” This adventure in Vancouver Island’s gorgeous mountains led to half a lifetime of involvement in the Sierra Club – as donor, supporter and Board member.
Dorothy Cutting is a grandma with a difference. At an age when many people are taking their well-deserved ease in retirement, she has devoted her seventies to raising awareness about global warming.
Artist Katy Madsen comes from a long line of rabble-rousers and, as she says, has a reputation for “action”. When Katy was 11 years old she took her first hike on Loma Prieta, scouting out a trail for the group's first outing. That first hike sparked a passion for the environment that was to define her life.
As a nurse, Ruth’s life has been oriented towards service to others. She believes strongly that social justice issues are deeply connected to the environment because “…if you ruin the environment you ruin it for everybody else—especially the disadvantaged.”
When a group of Sierra Club members and others at the University of Victoria decided they wanted to form their own B.C. chapter in 1968, Alan Drengson, who was a faculty member at the time, was enthusiastic. They formed the Victoria Chapter of the Sierra Club in Canada and sought to be certified by the US organization.
Greg's passion for nature has inspired him to innovate the way he runs his family business - Best Western Inn-Kelowna. Five years ago, Best Western installed an advanced solar hybrid water heating system, one of the largest in Canada. Year-round, 100 solar panels heat between 60 and 90 percent of the water for the hotel’s 154 guest rooms, the swimming pool and two hot tubs. The system prevents 90 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere each year.