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Sierra Club BC supports the ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears

Sierra Club BC supports the provincial government’s ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears and all grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest, where this brings provincial policy in line with Indigenous law.
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Groups send open letter to party leaders calling for immediate pause on Site C dam

In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
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We have to protect all of the world’s rainforests, not just tropical rainforests

Most of us have heard about how rainforests are in trouble and the rapid rate at which we are losing these spectacular ecosystems, along with the incredible diversity of species that depend on them. Close to home, very few know that the remaining old-growth forest on Vancouver Island is disappearing faster than natural tropical rainforests.
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Climate and Place: The Future is Here

Our new pilot program, “Climate and Place: The Future is Here,” is designed for middle school students in Grades 6-8. In this workshop, students collaborate together to learn more about climate change solutions. It is based on Sierra Club BC’s vision document The Future is Here.
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Kids Need Nature, Nature Needs Kids

Education Program Manager James Davis attended the annual Children & Nature Network International Conference & Summit in Vancouver last month and connected with environmental educators from across North America and around the world.
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120,000 Canadians call for immediate action to protect the environment and human rights from disastrous impacts of the Site C dam

More than 120,000 people have signed petitions, postcards and letters calling for an immediate halt to construction. Petitions were presented to BC MPs today as they prepared to return to the House of Commons after a Parliamentary break.
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Be bold: Stories from the women who inspire us

We stand at a moment in time where we are witnessing clear threats to our environment and our social structures. It is a moment that demands action, whether that be action to defend our civil liberties, our rights to security, our rights as women, or simply the planet. Women are at the forefront of resistance to these threats.
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Six ways you can make a difference for the environment this election

It's official—the BC election period has begun. From now until Election Day, the rules make it difficult for Sierra Club BC to draw attention to issues you care about like the Site C dam, Kinder Morgan tankers and protecting old-growth forests. That’s why we need your help more than ever.
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5 short videos that explain the Site C dam boondoggle

What's the deal with the Site C dam? Here are five short videos that help explain how the BC government got us into this mess, and why we need to stop this dam in its tracks.
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Twenty-five international environmental organizations call for urgent action for Vancouver Island's rainforest and communities

Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests. The call for action is an initiative of Sierra Club BC.
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Earth Day Challenge: Get outside and PLAY!

Earth Week is a time to celebrate and join together to work toward sustaining and building healthy and vibrant communities. This year I invite every class to take part in a challenge to get outside and PLAY!
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A Sustainability Education Program: For the Preservation of Life on Earth

Sierra Club BC Volunteer Jody Holmes introduces the Caring Communities Association's Sustainability Education Program, designed to encourage students to think about how they can contribute to creating a sustainable future.
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Deep nature connection in the modern world: Coyote Mentoring

There are two worlds: the modern world of science and technology, and the ancient world where we use our wild instincts to survive and understand what is happening around us. It's time to ignite our wild instincts once again.