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Michael J. Bradley is our guest speaker at our AGM

Posted: Tue January 21, 2014
Guest Speaker is Michael J. Bradley New Tools for Sustainable Thinking: Sustainable tools in use today and the issues they have helped to pinpoint. The talk will be illustrated with examples from the forest products…

No Incineration Campaign on the Sunshine Coast

Posted: Mon January 20, 2014
Powell River’s Mark Biagi, M.S. has a most excellent video on no incineration that is scientifically and community based. Sustainable Coast magazine just posted an article titled "Selfie" No Incineration Campaign Launched by Zero Waste…

Want to join the Sunshine Coast Tobacco Task Force??

Posted: Mon December 16, 2013
I don’t know… what is it? The Sunshine Coast Tobacco Task Force will be a small, effective, community-based working group that looks at advancing tobacco free spaces on the Coast. It will be supported by…

Opposition to a Coal Transfer Facility at Fraser Surrey Docks and Transportation to Texada Island!

Posted: Sun December 15, 2013
The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society is opposed to a coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks and the transport of coal to Texada Island on the Sunshine Coast. See the letter below: Coal_Dust_-_Letter_to_Port_Metro_Vancouver.pdf

Clean Air Society December 2013 Newsletter

Posted: Wed December 11, 2013
The August 2013 CAS Newsletter is the link below: Click here for the December 2013 Newsletter in PDF format.

Air pollution ‘still harming Europeans’ health’

Posted: Wed October 16, 2013
Air pollution is continuing to damage European citizens' health and the environment, latest figures show. The European Environment Agency (EEA) listed tiny airborne particles and ozone as posing a "significant threat". However, the authors said…

Clean Air Society August 2013 Newsletter

Posted: Tue August 27, 2013
The August 2013 CAS Newsletter is the link below: Click here for the August 2013 Newsletter. In PDF format.

10 Easy Steps for Clean Air Day

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013
Breathing polluted air affects your lung health now and in the future. Here are some simple actions you can take to reduce air pollution and to keep the air cleaner and healthier for everyone to…

April Newsletter and update

Posted: Sun April 07, 2013
MESSAGE FROM JEFF HOAG, PRESIDENT OF THE SUNSHINE COAST CLEAN AIR SOCIETY 2012 has been a year of steady progress for cleaner air on the Sunshine Coast. Another successful Wood Stove Exchange program is underway.…

Clean Air - Smells Good to Me

Posted: Fri March 08, 2013
By Jools Andrés SCCAS Programs Coordinator I recently worked on a two-month contract from an office downtown. It was exciting to be a city dweller again with so much to do and see. And smell.…

A proper burning wood stove will have little to no smoke coming out the chimney

Posted: Sun February 10, 2013
It's a cold winter day, a smoking chimney makes you think: “Oh what a nice cheery fire inside that house!' “Oh, no, that fire is burning poorly, wasting money and polluting the air.” Most of…

So Easy to Compost

Posted: Tue November 27, 2012
By Elizabeth McNeil Anytime is a good time to compost. A good mix of green materials (vegetable and fruit kitchen scraps) and brown materials (fallen leaves and shredded paper) are needed for making good compost.…

Burn It Smart workshop is sure to bring a breath of fresh air

Posted: Mon November 26, 2012
With the chill of winter deepening, many of us are stoking our stoves or fireplaces to heat up our homes. The act involves more than a need for physical comfort; we have a primal and…

Sechelt Bylaw to Phase in Banning of Open Air Burning

Posted: Thu September 06, 2012
On August 1st the Sechelt Council passed Bylaw 486 prohibiting open air burning for the purpose of land clearing beginning Jan. 1, 2014. After Jan. 1, 2014, developers can no longer burn and will have…

May 23rd: SCCAS presentation to the new Sechelt Council advocating a ban on developers’ burns

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012
On May 23rd the SCCAS will make a presentation to the new Sechelt Council advocating a ban on developers' burns in the DOS. It would be very helpful if residents living in the District of…

November 2011 ads in the Coast Reporter

Posted: Wed November 16, 2011
Reporter_ad.pdf Reporter_announcement.pdf

Open Burning video about Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island

Posted: Fri September 16, 2011

SCENTED LAUNDRY PRODUCTS MAY POSE UNKNOWN HEALTH RISKS

Posted: Tue August 30, 2011
Many of those scented laundry products millions of people use - detergents, softeners, and fabric sheets in dryers - may contain toxic chemicals. Anne Steinemann, a University of Washington professor of civil and environmental engineering…

Incineration of Garbage and Other Wastes

Posted: Mon August 15, 2011
Introduction Incineration or burning of garbage and other waste material is hazardous to the well being of Canadians. Nearly half of us will develop cancer in our lifetimes. About 75-80 percent of these cancers will…

Working with the District of Sechelt toban land clearing burns by developers

Posted: Wed June 15, 2011
The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society is working with the Mayor and Counsellors of the District of Sechelt to amend the current burn bylaw by banning the burning of land clearing debris by developers. This…


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