Sierra Club BC urges B.C. government to act now on climate change

This newsletter from The Sierra Club BC contains some excellent reading to share with all:

2013-Oct-12-Sierra-Life

Jens-WietingCLIMATE CHANGE Sierra Club BC urges B.C. government to act now on climate changeRead about Sierra Club BC’s response to the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to the IPCC report, we face a global climate emergency unless we take immediate action on climate change. Sierra Club BC is asking the B.C. government to turn away from building new fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines, coal mines and fracking facilities, and rapidly shift to a low-carbon economy through all sectors. Learn more about our response to the report and check out our infographic about climate change’s potential impacts on B.C.


robert-driese_sxc KINDER MORGAN Preparing to pipe up against Kinder Morgan pipelineKinder Morgan is expected to submit their application to the National Energy Board this winter for their proposed Trans Mountain pipeline, with a public review process to follow. In preparation, Sierra Club BC has worked with other groups to create a backgrounder to help inform you about participating in the public review process. Read more.


Zack-Embree POWERSHIFT Young leaders confront climate change at Powershift BCPowerShift BC, held October 4 to 7, 2013, at the University of Victoria, brought over 1,000 youth from B.C., Alberta, and the Yukon to Victoria for the largest youth-climate conference in B.C. history. PowerShift gatherings are taking place around the world, focusing on climate justice and supporting youth to become politically-engaged and socially-aware.Read more.


Peace-Out_VictoriaPEACE OUT Award-winning documentary Peace Out screening in Victoria and Vancouver with filmmaker Charles WilkinsonScreenings of the award-winning documentary will be followed with a Q&A with filmmaker Charles Wilkinson. Peace Out, voted most popular Canadian documentary at Vancouver International Film Festival last year and winner of the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2012, takes a serious look at our technological affluence and its price. We hear from climate change experts, energy policy scholars and business professionals, none of whom seems happy about the means we must employ to sustain our way of living. Read more.


THANK YOU Sierra Club BC would like to thank the SpencerCreo Foundation for another year of generous support for our Environmental Education program


Photo Credits (top to bottom, left to right): Andrea Morison; Jens Wieting; Robert Driese, via SXU; Zack Embree; Poster: Rikki MacCuish with photo from Anjali Spooner.


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OCTOBER 12, 2013 – ISSUE 147     | make a donation Sierra Life comes out every other Saturday morning


UPCOMING EVENTS |Oct. 12, 2013Visible Verse Festival 2013 Vancouver. Check out Cinematheque’s annual festival of video poetry and film, featuring Sierra Club BC’s video Thief Behind the Mask with spoken word artist CR Avery. Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street. |Oct. 16, 2013Peace Out Documentary Screening Victoria. Join Sierra Club BC and UVic’s Environmental Law Club for a screening of Peace Out, followed by Q & A with filmmaker Charles Wilkinson. Room 159, Law Building, University of Victoria, 7:00 p.m. |Oct. 16, 2013 – Stop Irresponsible Seaweed Harvesting – Bowser. Join concerned citizens in Deep Bay interested in preventing 600 tonnes of seaweed from being removed from this important ecosystem. Find out more on our Facebook page. |Oct. 17, 2013Peace Out Documentary Screening Vancouver. Join Sierra Club BC and Sustainable SFU for a screening of Peace Out, followed by Q & A with filmmaker Charles Wilkinson. Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre 7:00 p.m. |Oct. 17, 2013 Book Launch: Oil Man and The Sea Vancouver. Oil Man And The Sea,  a joint project of writer Arno Kopecky and photorapher/videographer Ilja Herb, weaves ecology and culture into a powerful work of adventure and politics. Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy St., 7:00 pm. |Oct. 17, 2013 Save the Salish Sea Gabriola Island. Free public meeting to learn more about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker expansion plan, and the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks and Pacific Gateway Terminal coal export facilities. Learn how you can get involved and help protect the Salish Sea. Agricultural Hall, 465 South Road, 7:30 pm. |Nov. 5, 2013 Book Launch: Oil Man and The Sea Victoria. Oil Man And The Sea,  a joint project of writer Arno Kopecky and photorapher/videographer Ilja Herb, weaves ecology and culture into a powerful work of adventure and politics. 3475 Ripon Road, 7:00 pm.


VIDEO Building a Butter Pipeline Now for some comic relief! Deep Rogue Ram’s latest satire video targets Enbridge’s latest “Open to Better” ad campaign, designed to soften B.C. opposition to their Northern Gateway pipeline project.
butter-pipeline_videoAlso, keep an eye on our YouTube channel for Sierra Club BC’s videos.


WILDBLOG |Global warming demands action now to prevent catastrophe – By Jens Wieting, Vancouver Sun |A River Pilgrimage to the Tar Sands: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV – By Terry Dance-Bennink

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