Rebecca Gunn Hansen is a youth leader. Rebecca took part in Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP). For many years, YELP provided a space for powerful and transformative youth learning on environmental issues.
Just as we cheered a temporary win in old-growth slated for the chopping block near the Juan de Fuca Trail, field assessments on the north island revealed fresh and shocking new destruction.
Northern British Columbia communities and grassroots groups, alongside labour organizations and environmental groups throughout BC and Canada, are reacting with disbelief to the Senate Transport Committee’s recommendation to reject Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
Sierra Club BC has joined a coalition of more than 85 organizations and 75 prominent Canadians including unions, faith groups, artists, scientists and Indigenous leaders in endorsing the Pact for a Green New Deal.
The Columbia River is the largest river in North America’s Pacific Northwest. The sprawling watershed has been used as a primary hub of transportation and trade linking many different Indigenous peoples since ancient times. The river is known as swah'netk'qhu (the big river) by the Sinixt people of the Arrow Lakes area.
Sierra Club BC’s Education Team has been hard at work! Just last week, we delivered thirteen school-based workshops and two professional development workshops for teachers in Treaty 8 territory of the Dane-zaa people.
Join us to hear Dahr Jamail read from his book "The End of Ice", describe his journey, and engage in dialogue with the audience.
Please join us for a town hall discussion of the Green New Deal on May 23 in Victoria.
Wah’nah’juss Hilth’hooiss (Meares Island) contains spectacular ancient rainforests that make Clayoquot Sound legendary around the world.
The Skagit Valley in southwestern BC contains lush forests and wetlands nestled among the towering Cascade Mountains.
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a scenic, rugged 47-kilometre trail that runs from Mystic Beach to Botanical Beach on southwest Vancouver Island.
Woodland caribou are an ancient part of the fabric of mountain landscapes, but in Treaty 8 territory their very survival is in doubt. There is hope for caribou though, and Indigenous Nations are leading the way to their recovery.
After reviewing provincial operation plans, Sierra Club BC fears that BC Timber Sales (BCTS) intends to log 5,400 hectares of intact ancient rainforest in the near future on Vancouver Island.