The latest B.C. carbon pollution data, quietly released in December, show that provincial emissions were higher in 2016 than in 2015. Sierra Club BC is warning that despite rhetoric about climate action, this means B.C.’s climate pollution increased in five of the six years between 2011 and 2016.
There has been an explosion of media coverage about Indigenous rights and title as a result of the RCMP raid of both the Gitdumden and Unist’ot’en camps. A number of our membership have reached out to us to ask questions. We’ve begun to answer these to the best of our ability.
Something I’ve noticed just about everywhere I visit is that people in the community have something in common: they’re all looking to find ways to interact and feel a sense of belonging in their own community and connect with nature.
Sierra Club BC is deeply concerned by the actions threatened by the RCMP to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from their unceded territory, namely the Unist’ot’en and the Gidimt'en who are actively managing their lands and waters.
After conversations with more than 100 Sierra Club BC members, we shared our priorities with the Greater Victoria Acting Together Society. And we listened.
As Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro acted immediately to remove protections for the country's rainforest after taking office this week, Sierra Club BC called for increased protection of globally important rainforests and warned that Vancouver Island’s productive ancient rainforests are being destroyed three times faster than Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.
This fall, Kirsten and I had the mission of hitting the road on two separate trips to teach across Vancouver Island. We had the pleasure of visiting School Districts 68, 69, 71, 72, 84 and 85 and working with new schools, students, and teachers.
Read our Times Colonist op-ed published in advance of the release…
B.C.’s clean growth plan is a major step forward in the race to combat the climate crisis and secure a better future for British Columbians, said Sierra Club BC.
November 30, 2018 By Mark Worthing, Conservation and Climate…
At the beginning of this school year, the Education Program celebrated 20 years of working with schools across the province. Since the program launched in 1998, Sierra Club BC’s Environmental Educators have worked with over 140,000 students!