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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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The Coral of Vancouver Island’s Rainforest - An unprotected underworld

Have you ever hiked through the forests of Vancouver Island and come across rivers bursting out of the ground from seemingly nowhere? It's karst landscape.
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NGOs outraged as BC government admits culling is inhumane, yet considers cull expansion

A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups.
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Mount Polley Disaster Stunner: Federal Government Moves To Stop MiningWatch from Presenting Evidence To Court

The federal Crown is moving to stay MiningWatch’s charges against the B.C. government and Mount Polley Mining Corporation (MPMC)—owned by Imperial Metals—over the largest mine waste disaster in Canadian history. If successful, the Crown action would prevent MiningWatch from presenting evidence to the Court about the 2014 spill’s damages to downstream waters and fish habitat.
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Sierra Club BC statement in response to approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

“Today’s decision is an abject failure to stand up for B.C.’s interests. Despite Premier Clark’s spin on it, the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers are a terrible deal for British Columbians. This is not a deal, this is a B.C. sell-out. This is a betrayal of the hardworking people and places of this resource-rich province."
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Ten tips for successful outdoor learning

As teachers we know that nature provides a more stimulating learning environment than the standard four-walled classroom, so why are we still stuck inside? With this question in mind, our Education Team has compiled a list of tips to help you feel more comfortable taking your own class outdoors.
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Going Wild! Nature and Play

Going Wild! Nature and Play was designed to get kindergarten students engaged and excited about nature in their own school community. What better way than to facilitate a program that allows students to explore through touching, smelling, looking and listening to unique nature items such as deer jaw bones, moon snails, bracket fungus and local native plants.
Photo courtesy of Australian Greens Senators
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Green Jobs BC: Working together toward a just transition

Green Jobs BC is a coalition of environmental organizations and organized labour. The coalition shares a vision of an inclusive, sustainable economy that provides good jobs, is socially just, protects the environment and reduces carbon emissions.
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Volunteer spotlight: Derrick Leung

Derrick Leung is a volunteer with Sierra Club BC and an international student at the University of Victoria.
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Download your free 2017 Nature E-Calendar!

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End of Old-Growth

Standing for truth, falling for politics: Mark Worthing takes us on a tour of BC's wild-west style forestry industry, from FRPA and FSPs to mill closures and Blockadia.
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Why my brain injury makes me fight to save whales

Sierra Club BC Campaigns Director Caitlyn Vernon suffered a concussion this year that made her understand the threat oil tankers pose to orca whales in a new light.
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Why Our Children Need to Get Outside and Engage with Nature

Children spend less and less time in contact with the natural world and this is having a huge impact on their health and development.