(160) See "Making Mountain Park a Reality", online: Sierra Club of Canada
At our board meeting last week, one of our directors said, "Well, Sierra Club of Canada
is a matriarchy," and one of the other men said, "Yeah, thank God for that!" We have a female president right now, Amelia Clarke, and she's in her early 30s, or she could still be in her 20s.
Contact: Sierra Club of Canada
, website http://www.sierraclub.ca.
May worked for 15 years to relocate the factory's neighbors in the small city of Sydney and clean up the area, first in a government job and later as executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada
. In 1999, the government finally acted, moving a few residents from highly contaminated Frederick Street, but paying the 14 families below-market rate for their homes and refusing to acknowledge any health risk.
Seeing that the government was unresponsive to concerns about genetic engineering the Sierra Club of Canada
began a public awareness campaign in July of last year that focused on grocery chain stores.
At fourteen, she was chair of the Canadian Environmental Network Youth Caucus and later served on the National Youth Roundtable on the Environment, the Sierra Youth Coalition Executive Committee and the Sierra Club of Canada
Board of Directors.
In the Hudson case, CELA intervened on its own behalf and also represented grassroots community groups from across Ontario, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Sierra Club of Canada
, Parents' Environmental Network, Healthy Lawns--Healthy People, Pesticide Action Group Kitchener, Working Group on the Health Dangers of the Urban Use of Pesticides, Environmental Action Barrie, Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition, Vaughan Environmental Action Committee, and pesticides by-law pioneer Dr.
A recent survey by Sierra Club of Canada
revealed that virtually every major refiner of gasoline in Canada has started phasing out MMT, a manganese based replacement for lead.
And environmental groups from Greenpeace to the Sierra Club of Canada
are also demanding that Health Canada and Environment Canada follow the precautionary principle.
Through their Sustainable Campuses Project, the members of the Sierra Club of Canada
's Sierra Youth Coalition are helping students make their campuses more environmentally responsible.
On December 1, 2005, led by the Pembina Institute, eleven major environmental organizations, including World Wildlife Fund Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club of Canada
, issued a declaration called "Managing Oil Sands Development for the Long Term." It calls for elimination of subsidies, a network of protected areas and corridors, a binding, integrated regional resource-management plan and, most curiously, "carbon neutral (zero net greenhouse gas emissions) by 2020 through a combination of on-site emission reductions and genuine emissions offsets." The possibility of slowing down, much less stopping, further expansion of the tar sands is not even mentioned.
residents carry toxic pesticides in their bodies above government assessed "acceptable" levels, according to a report from Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN), Sierra Club of Canada
and Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides(CAP).