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  1. 1. WTF !? FIND OUT WHAT THE FRACK IS GOING ON! Discussion on Fracking in Nova Scotia Wolfville, Nova Scotia February 29, 2012 Twitter: SierraClubACC
  2. 2. We are the Voice for the Earth in Atlantic Canada Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>Sierra Club Canada is a member-based organization that empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. But really, who are you?
  5. 5. John Muir, Founder of Sierra Club <ul><li>“ Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas We Currently Work On <ul><li>Environmental Education </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Economies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Environmental Education <ul><li>“ A lot of people think nature exists on a hike … They don’t notice the weeds coming up through the pavement. Nature finds its way everywhere.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Heidi Verheul </li></ul><ul><li>Kids appreciate inner Wild Child </li></ul><ul><li>The Halifax Commoner, </li></ul><ul><li>(Cover story) Feb 3-9, 2012 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Climate Change “ This is a critical time in our history, where we can decide to invest .. in fossil fuels, or we can put our foot down and say no, there are alternatives in renewable energy and in energy conservation that are safe and economically viable that communities want.” -Gretchen Fitzgerald Protestors target oil pipeline , Halifax Herald, Sept. 3, 2011
  9. 9. Water “ The health of the Wentworth-Carleton watershed is already seriously strained by high-density fur farming at its headwaters. It’s very depressing. Sloans Lake is one of the last clean lakes in the watershed.” Debbie Hall Murky Waters The Dominion, February 29, 2011
  10. 10. Ocean Conservation “ If enough of us raise our voices, we can stop this madness and save the Gulf of St. Lawrence from a monster spill like we just witnessed in the Gulf of Mexico.” - Mary Gorman The News (Pictou County) November 29 th , 2010
  11. 11. Sustainable Economies <ul><li>“ It looks like Wolfville activist Janet Eaton was wise to warn Wolfville town council recently about a possible ramification of the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Eaton believes municipalities should be concerned about how CETA might impact our water supply.” </li></ul><ul><li>Who will speak up for Canada's water? </li></ul><ul><li>(Eaton warns Wolfville town council about CETA) </li></ul><ul><li>The Kings County Advertiser / Register, February 21, 2012 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Join Us! Today, we face challenges like never before! <ul><li>Our current goal is to raise $40,000 for the Chapter so we can continue to be a Voice for the Earth! </li></ul><ul><li>We are about 1/5 of the way to our goal … </li></ul>Become a member or donate today: