St. Catharines Environmental Alliance
The St. Catharines Environmental Alliance (SEA) envisions a vibrant, diverse and resilient ecosystem in St. Catharines, and the broader Niagara Region. We believe that healthy ecosystems provide the best habitat for human flourishing, and in the equal right of every citizen to have access to clean air, water, and land. We believe in the intrinsic value of all living things, and in the power of community to create this vision, through robust action to support local food production, sustainable transportation, carbon neutrality, energy independence, habitat protection and rehabilitation, ecological justice, water protection and conservation and other solutions, both innovative and simple. We aim to work with community members, other like-minded organizations, and all levels of government to achieve this vision. Our work is to engage, educate, collaborate and advocate.
“Still more of the same old broken climate promises?”
Will it be more of the same?
With the 44th parliament looking virtually identical to the previous one, what’s an environmentalist to think? The bad news is that Trudeau’s government has yet to meet any of its own emission reduction targets, and hoping for different results with the same party in power is likely insane. The good news is that a majority of Canadians voted for parties with progressive climate platforms. The best hope for climate justice just might be the upcoming Global Climate strikes, large protests under the banner of Greta Thunberg’s #FridaysForFuture. The next one is set for September 24th. If the movement can regain its pre-pandemic momentum, and bring ongoing national attention to the climate crisis, perhaps there can be a seed of hope for promises to be kept. The tough part is, for substantive changes in Canada, the Liberals’ targets will need to be exceeded. Trudeau says all the right things, the time is now, though, to hold him to them
- Regional Natural Environment SystemOn Thursday May 20th, Regional Council met to decide which variation of its Natural Heritage System Niagara will have in its years to come. Alongside our Water Resource System, theContinue reading “Regional Natural Environment System”
- No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental ActionA proposed roadway through the former Fairview Golf Course property has been removed the City of St. Catharines Transportation Master Plan and the St. Catharines Environmental Alliance played a significantContinue reading “No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental Action”
In the Media
- Letter to the Editor – Re: Lincoln Centennial Tree RemovalOpportunity Missed Recently the DSBN removed a number of mature trees as part of a parking lot expansion at Lincoln Centennial School on Scott St. The loss of canopy was significant in an area withContinue reading “Letter to the Editor – Re: Lincoln Centennial Tree Removal”
Our Advocacy in Numbers
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Presentations to City Council