Publications

Over the years, Sierra Club of Canada has posted many of its publications to the web in both html and pdf formats. If a publication isn't listed here, it may be available in a print version. Contact us at info@sierraclub.ca if you can't find what you're looking for.
2007-04-12   |   View this publication   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta
A guide to environmental advocacy during, and after, the oil sands public consultations.
2007-04-12   |   View this publication   |   Climate Summits
Getting more fuel-efficient vehicles on Canadian roads is essential if Canada is to make its Kyoto targets.
2007-04-12   |   View this publication   |   Climate Summits
Sierra Club of Canada’s Planetary Citizen’s Guide to the Global Climate Negotiations provides an easy to understand review of the history, science and critical issues that were behind the 2005 Global Climate Negotiations in Montreal.
2006-08-22   |   View this publication   |   Pesticide Awareness
2,4-D is a common herbicide used around the home and garden, on golf courses, ball fields, parks, in agriculture and forestry. Despite industry efforts claiming the safety of this chemical, there is a large body of evidence indicating major health effects, from cancer to immunosuppression, reproductive damage to neurotoxicity. This paper, prepared by the Sierra Club of Canada, aims to provide an overview of the scientific body of evidence demonstrating the toxic effects of 2,4-D.
2006-08-22   |   View this publication   |   Climate Summits, Nuclear Phaseout
In December 2005, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released a report on electricity planning, which included the recommendation that existing nuclear power reactors in Ontario be refurbished and new nuclear power reactors be built. The Sierra Club of Canada opposes nuclear power because it causes ongoing environmental damage and presents a risk of catastrophic accidents. There are less risky and less damaging sustainable ways of meeting the electricity needs of consumers and industry. In fact, nuclear power is the most expensive and least reliable option.
2006-08-22   |   View this publication   |   Sustainable Fisheries
Prepared by David Levy, Ph.D.
2004-03-30   |   View this publication   |   Sydney Tar Ponds
Guernsey et al., Extract from the Canadian Journal of Public Health
2004-03-25   |   View this publication   |   Toxics Awareness and Education
The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement which was designed to regulate and phase-out the use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone, including CFCs amd Methyl Bromide. The presence of ozone in the stratosphere (the ozone layer) helps to block harmful levels of uv radiation from reaching the ground. The Bush Administration is threatening the future of what has been described as “the Most Successful Environmental Treaty”.

   

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