Forests and Climate Change

We've Commented on Bill 66- The Proposed Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015

The commenting period for the Proposed Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA) is now closed but Sierra Club of Canada Foundation made a submission last week during the public hearings before the Standing Committee on General Government. Submission below:

 


Bill 66 (proposed Great Lakes Protection Act)

Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government

23 September 2015

 

Grant Crack, Chair

Standing Committee on General Government

99 Wellesley Street West, Room 1405

Whitney Block, Queen's Park

Toronto, ON

M7A 1A2

 

Sylwia Przezdziecki, Clerk

Tel: 416-325-3515

Fax: 416-325-3505

sprzezdziecki@ola.org

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Will you stand up for Canadian Charities?

2015-09-14

Dear Friend, 


For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to the concerns of Canadians who want social progress, better health and a clean and safe environment. From laws banning smoking in public places and the creation of anti-drinking and driving laws, to the reversal of the depletion of the ozone layer and the curbing of the acid rain crisis -– all these achievements and more were a result of the efforts of charities and the millions of Canadians who supported them. 


It is important for a healthy democracy that charities are involved in shaping public policy.


 

We are asking all federal party leaders to fix our broken charitable laws. 


Doing so will ensure Canadians continue to have an ongoing avenue for voicing their concerns about issues that impact their daily lives.


Will you stand with us and ask for a healthy democracy in Canada? 


 

Sign the petition

Read the Report.

 

 

Yours in defence of the environment and democracy,


Diane Beckett
Interim Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation 

Living on tree-lined streets has health benefits, study finds

 

" By comparing satellite imagery of Toronto, an inventory of trees on public land and general health surveys, the team, led by University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, found that people who live on a tree-lined block are less likely to report conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

Their findings appeared last week in the open-access journal Scientific Reports

The study suggests “pretty strongly” that planting 4 per cent more trees would have significant health benefits, Berman said."

 

 

Living on tree-lined streets has health benefits, study finds

 

" By comparing satellite imagery of Toronto, an inventory of trees on public land and general health surveys, the team, led by University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, found that people who live on a tree-lined block are less likely to report conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

Their findings appeared last week in the open-access journal Scientific Reports

The study suggests “pretty strongly” that planting 4 per cent more trees would have significant health benefits, Berman said."

 

 

Harper Goes Far Too Slow – Says All But ‘No’ – To Sound Plan For Canada’s Energy Future

An obscure regulation will come into effect this July as a result of an initiative of the Conservative government of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper. It prohibits the construction of any new coal burning electrical plant in Canada and will phase out those currently operating by the year 2061.....

......While provinces have the power to follow Ontario’s lead and shut down coal burning plants, the federal government has the opportunity to offer incentives to do so.

 

To read the entire article click here.

            

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