Water Conservation

Great Lakes Section

Sierra Club's Great Lakes Section

           

The Great Lakes Section of SCO started in 2010. It is led by veteran Great Lakes advocate Mary Muter and comprised of Sierra Club members with specific experience and focus on Great Lakes issues. They are addressing the multiple components of the Great Lakes ecosystem using bi-national coordination of activities with the Sierra Club in the States.... Read more »

Sierra Club Atlantic calls for commitments to protect water

ORWELL – Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada chapter is asking for a ban on fracking for natural gas, an end to fish kills and degradation of rivers through nitrates and sediment run off, and an investment in sewage treatment for Charlottetown as three key commitments needed from candidates in the P.E.I. provincial election. Sierra Club Atlantic members gathered on P.E.I. last weekend to celebrate their 10th anniversary and to talk about key issues in the region. One of the key areas discussed was the need to protect Prince Edward Island's precious water ways and fresh water resources.... Read more »

Water concerns will flow in PEI election campaign

Edith Perry gives plenty of thought to water.

She has had no issues to date with her own well in Millview. She can pour a fresh, clean glass of water from her tap any time.

Still, Perry need not look beyond a stream that runs through her property to conjure up concern. She fears the possibility of chemical runoff from neighbouring farms, though she is quick to laud farmers in her area for commitment to crop rotation and in stringently following buffer regulations.

Taking a broader look at water, however, gives Perry cause to sound an alarm or at the very least to take part in delivering a collective wake-up call.

She belongs to a group of concerned citizens called Our Water Matters Coalition that is determined to provide awareness about water issues on Prince Edward Island during the current provincial election.
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Sierra Club Atlantic Calls for Three Commitments to Protect PEI Water

 

September 19, 2011

Orwell, PEI- Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter is asking for a ban on fracking for natural gas, an end to fish kills and degradation of rivers through nitrates and sediment run off, and an investment in sewage treatment for Charlottetown as three key commitments needed from candidates in the PEI provincial election. Sierra Club Atlantic members gathered on PEI this weekend to celebrate their 10th anniversary and to talk about key issues in the region. One of the key areas discussed was the need to protect Prince Edward Island's precious water ways and fresh water resources.... Read more »

Canada’s coming $50-billion hydro boom brings environmental perils, too

Canada is a nation of wild, legendary rivers. The Mackenzie, the Fraser, the Churchill, and dozens more all empty into our national identity. They flow through our landscape, history, and imagination. They are vital to any history textbook, Group of Seven exhibit, or gift-shop postcard rack.

Canada is also a nation of river-tamers. We revere our waterways—but we also dam them. Trudeau canoed the epic Nahanni and two years later presided over the opening of the mammoth Churchill Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador. We are, as the Canadian Hydropower Association says, a “hydro superpower.” Almost 60 percent of our electricity supply comes from dams—compared to just 16 percent globally—and only China squeezes more electricity out of its rivers than we do.... Read more »

            

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