Sierra Club of Canada

Event

Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Mar 13 2011 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Speaker: Sheila Muxlow, Director, Sierra Club Prairie

Invited: Representatives of the Alberta Liberals, Alberta NDP, Alberta Party & Vision 2012 (new Greens)

Where are we now?

What would be different with a progressive government?

What would and could the progressive parties do in government that is different from the Conservatives and Wildrose Alliance?

  • Update on DRP's ChangeAlberta.ca strategy
  • Social hour with live music - fiddle/violin & guitar
  • Beverages and Raffle Prize viewing at 1:15

Co-sponsored by the Alberta Democratic Renewal Project and Sierra Club Prairie

RSVP to Ann at [email protected] Read more about Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Location

Riverdale Community Hall
9231 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy

Mar 3 2011 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Do you think you have to choose between a great job and a healthy environment for your children? You don’t have to!

Learn the facts about Alberta’s potential for a green collar economy and how we can work together to put the power back in the hands of Albertans! Read more about RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (downstairs)
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Conservatives Re-Re-Re-announcement on renewable fuels not fooling anyone

Without strong regulations on the Tar Sands and other large industrial polluters, no plan to fight climate change will be effective

Introduced first by the Federal Liberals a decade ago, using ‘renewable’ fuels as part of a wider plan to address climate change is not a new or novel idea.

If fact, today’s announcement is just a re-re-re-announcement of a very small step. Read more about Conservatives Re-Re-Re-announcement on renewable fuels not fooling anyone

Media Release

Groups ramp up parks campaign as Minister puts off controversial Bill 29

CALGARY — “More parks now, not Bill 29” is the updated rallying cry of lead groups, such as Sierra Club Canada, in the public campaign that last November successfully got the Stelmach government to stall passage of the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation’s (TPR) controversial new parks legislation. 

Bill 29 (the Alberta Parks Act) is designed to replace Alberta’s existing parks network and its overarching laws. Late this past Friday (4:54 pm), Minister Cindy Ady emailed an update announcing she won’t be bringing Bill 29 back to the spring sitting of the Legislature.  Read more about Groups ramp up parks campaign as Minister puts off controversial Bill 29

Media Release

Groups call for extension on Environmental Bill of Rights debate

OTTAWA - There will be a crucial vote on whether to extend the debate of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd.

The bill is currently before the Standing Committee on Environment and sustainable Development undergoing a clause-by-clause examination. During this process, a number of improvements have been identified, but unless Parliament extends the debate deadline tomorrow, it will be voted on in its original form.  Read more about Groups call for extension on Environmental Bill of Rights debate

Media Release

COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on approval of Total Joslyn Mine

Sheila Muxlow, Director with the Sierra Club Prairie had the following to say about the approval of Total's Joslyn Mine.

"Merely minutes after celebrating the creation of an oil dominated advisory panel the Provincial government fell further from their 'world class' ideals and signed off on another toxic tar sands mine under an admittedly broken system. The Joslyn North mine puts downstream communities at risk for further treaty rights violations, further health problems, and further environmental damage. It's time this government learns to subtract from their problems rather than continuing to add to them, because disappointingly the only thing 'world class' coming out of this government is deception."

For further comment call Sheila at 780-660-0312

Read more about COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on approval of Total Joslyn Mine
Media Release

COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on Rob Renner's appointment of tar sands monitoring review committee

Dustin Johnson, Energy Campaigner with the Sierra Club Prairie had the following to say about Environment Minister Rob Renner’s tar sands monitoring announcement: 

 "It is frustrating to see the environment minister promise Albertan's a 'world class' monitoring system for future environmental stewardship and yet stake their advisory committee with the interests of big oil. Albertan's should be outraged by the appointment of Industry interests such as TransCanada Corporation, Tailsman Energy and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on this committee and yet once again we see the marginalization of local people and Indigenous knowledge holders." 
Read more about COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on Rob Renner's appointment of tar sands monitoring review committee
Media Release

Groups launch mapping tool to show Minister Kent need to stop new tar sands mine

EDMONTON — Environmental groups today launched a new online mapping tool to give new federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a sense of the size and scale of the tar sands by overlaying a map of the mining projects over his home riding to drive home the message that allowing the approval of a new open-pit tar sands mine in Alberta is an irresponsible first move as environment minister. Read more about Groups launch mapping tool to show Minister Kent need to stop new tar sands mine

Media Release

NEB rejects greener energy future for Mackenzie

EDMONTON — The National Energy Board’s approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) flies in the face of the Board’s stated commitment to sustainability and overturns years of study by a review panel, Sierra Club Prairie said today. Read more about NEB rejects greener energy future for Mackenzie

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