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Every voice counts. Make yours heard. Take action now.

Tell the B.C. Government to Keep Pipelines out of B.C. Parks. Earlier this year, the B.C. government passed the Parks Amendment Act, which opens the door for pipelines, logging and other industrial activity in B.C. parks. Send a letter to Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak asking them to repeal the Parks Amendment Act and protect B.C. parks.

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 We Need Climate Action Now! As confirmed by the International Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment, climate change is well underway. We need immediate and decisive climate action if we are to avoid a climate catastrophe.

There are many ways you can take action:

Check out our new Pull Together campaign in support of First Nation legal challenges to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Sign up to host a community fundraiser!

H1 – 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.

H2 – 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!

H3 – Make a donation to support Sierra Club BC’s work

You can ask that your money go where it is needed most, or target it to a specific campaign. Visit our donation page to learn more.

H4 – 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.

H5 – 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 for B.C. provincial and federal elected representatives.

H6 – 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:

The Globe and Mail: letters@globeandmail.ca
Vancouver Province: provletters@theprovince.com
The National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/contact/letters
Times Colonist: letters@timescolonist.com
Vancouver Sun: sunletters@vancouversun.com

Vancouver Province Victoria Times Colonist

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