Every voice counts. Make yours heard. Take action now.
Let decision makers know that you care about urgent environmental issues in British Columbia.
Keep Environmental Education in BC Schools. Sierra Club BC, along with educators and policy makers across the province, are voicing serious concerns about the proposed BC Education Plan which effectively removes environmental education from BC classrooms. Sign the petition to the Ministry of Education.
Save the Peace River Valley. Stop the Site C dam. Sierra Club BC has teamed up with Y2Y and PVEA to stop BC Hydro's $8 billion mega-dam project. Site C would flood important agricultural and First Nations land, increase mercury levels and carbon emissions from drowned boreal forest and block an important wildlife corridor. Tell the Canadian government you want this project stopped.
Tell the B.C. Government: No Pipelines, No Tankers, No Problem. While B.C. has said “no” to the proposed Enbridge pipeline and tankers project “as it stands”, the province has left the door open to the proposed new Kinder Morgan pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver. In light of global warming and impending climate change we need to develop a plan to phase out carbon-emitting fossil fuels. Send a letter to the B.C. government.
Say No to Metro Vancouver's Proposed Incinerator in Nanaimo. Metro Vancouver plans to build a new waste-to-energy incinerator to burn an estimated 370,000 tonnes of garbage per year, and is considering Nanaimo's Duke Point as a potential site. Time is running out for Nanaimo's Mayor and Council to make a decision on this issue. Send a letter to tell Nanaimo's Mayor and Council to say “No” to Metro Vancouver (MV) .
There are many ways you can take action:
Join our social networking community
Become part of our Facebook, Twitter or YouTube networks and help us get the word out about important actions. By joining our community, you will stay in the loop on urgent issues and can share your questions and concerns with us - we always welcome your feedback.
Send our actions to your friends, family and coworkers
Help us spread the word about these issues. The more voices speaking up for B.C.'s environment the better!
Connect with one of our local groups
By joining forces with other like-minded individuals, you can pool your ideas and really make a difference. If you have enough interest in your area, you can even form a new Sierra Club BC Local Group.
Write a letter to your elected representative
One of the easiest and most effective ways you can take action on environmental issues is by writing to your political representatives. Every letter an elected official receives is taken to represent many others!
Who should you write? Check these contact lists forand .
Write a Letter to the Editor
Writing a letter to the editor of your local paper is another effective way to make your voice heard. Remember to keep your letter short and to the point, and to include your contact information at the bottom of your letter so the Editor can contact you with questions.
Here are some ideas about where you can send your Letters to the Editor:
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