National Hike For the Environment
Join us and "take a hike" - on a mountain, on a favoured walking trail, indoors with your walking group, or even around your neighbourhood - just make some time to hike, walk, wheel or stroll and help raise funds for Canada's only national democratic, grassroots organization fighting every day to protect our beautiful planet.
In this pivotal moment in time, we are feeling the need to get outside. And the natural world needs you now -- more than ever before!
1. Join the event under Fundraise as an "Individual" or as a "Team". Add your fundraising target, email, name, and photo so that your contacts can donate directly to your team! We recommend adding which Chapter you are fundraising beside your name.
2. Connect with your contacts and communicate your passion for helping to protect the environment. Share this page link to your contacts and encourage them to sponsor you on your hike! Be sure to let them know to put your name when they designate their donation.
3. Take a hike between July 9 and July 25th and share your journey with us! We would love to see the beautiful hikes you are taking as part of our annual fundraiser. Be sure to tag us @sierraclubcanada and use the #HikingHero hashtag on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter when you’re out taking a hike!
Get out there. Get others involved in your efforts. And most importantly, have fun!
-- We know you're on top of it, but please observe safe distancing recommendations so that you, your family and friends all remain healthy and safe. --
Sierra Club’s local chapters are championing environmental causes across the country. Our mission is to empower people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. At our core, we are a grassroots organization with a “think globally, act locally” philosophy, and members are encouraged to actively contribute to environmental causes that engage or inspire them, in a capacity that best suits their capabilities.
Your donation will directly support the regional chapters and their important work.
- Atlantic Chapter -
The Atlantic Chapter is leading efforts for a just transition to clean and renewable energy in the Atlantic provinces, moving Beyond Coal. They are supporting communities and their causes in climate action, conservation, and environmental justice. The Atlantic chapter recently launched the Decolonizing Book Club, guided by Mi’kmaw educator Chris George, providing an opportunity for learning and unlearning toward reconciliation. Wild Child Forest Schools in the Atlantic Chapter continues to thrive in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, finding new ways to engage gender creative children and making the program more accessible to diverse communities.
- Québec Chapter -
The Québec Chapter is moving on mission to protect and restore Nature on Quebec’s territory, all the while affirming indigenous rights and sovereignty as guardians of the land. They intervened to protect the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park marine sanctuary. The Chapter leads an educational webinar series resulting in new alliances and to two new campaigns: to protect the Technoparc, migratory bird sanctuary, as well as to intervene on the planned nuclear waste dump at Chalk River and its related ongoing nuclear contamination of the Ottawa River, threatening drinking water sources of all Montrealer's.
- Ontario Chapter -
The Ontario Chapter focuses on a wide variety of issues across the province. A key initiative is the Great Lakes Campaign works to address concerns related to the Great Lakes Basin, water conservation, and pollution prevention. They are increasing awareness of air pollution through the BreatheEasy Campaign, a citizen-science project to identify ‘hot spots’ where the air pollution levels are potentially dangerous to our health. The Chapter is conducting intellectual indigenized research for the Ring of Fire that occupies the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Treaty Nine Territory. Sierra Club Peel Group is a group of concerned citizens who volunteer their time to carry out environmental campaigns and conservation projects within the Peel Region.
- Prairie Chapter -
The Prairie Chapter has a long legacy of protection and conservation of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, North America’s largest urban river valley system. They advocate on key issues for wetland and water advocacy in the midst of growing pressures such as coal mining in the Rockies and agriculture drainage and irrigation. They promote native plants and pollinators in urban settings to build ecosystem resiliency. This past year they led arts-based poetry and visual arts workshops to foster meaningful connection with nature and others.
- Sierra Youth Chapter -
The Sierra Youth Podcast wishes to provide accessible and easy-to-understand environmental education within a Canadian and global context. They cover a range of topics: from environmental activism such as the Fairy Creek blockades; to how to live more sustainably in understanding the implications of fast fashion; to providing tools to be effective allies like how to do a land acknowledgement and more!