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- Fri March 15, 2019
We Lost a Director, a Community Hero and a Friend.
- Mon October 01, 2018
Long-time Director Louis Legal wins Governor General’s Award
- Fri May 12, 2017
The Founder of our Society has passed.
- Tue March 29, 2016
The society has a new division! The 2Â° Institute
- Thu March 17, 2016
the Clean Air Society Winter Newsletter
- Mon February 22, 2016
Smoke Free Bylaw proposal for the Town of Gibsons and Sechelt
- Mon December 14, 2015
BC MoE Announces 2016 Wood Stove Exchange Program Funding
- Wed September 16, 2015
Clean Air Society Newsletter for Summer/Fall 2015
- Wed April 01, 2015
The SCCAS Educational Symposium: Keep Our Air Safe!
- Sat January 03, 2015
Winter 2015 Newsletter
- Mon November 10, 2014
Ministry of Environment announces BC’s 2014-‘15 Wood Stove Exchange Program
- Thu August 28, 2014
Howe Sound Stakeholders meet with MPs Weston and Carrie
- Thu June 26, 2014
The SCCAS Summer 2014 Newsletter
- Wed April 02, 2014
2014 Wine Tasting Fund Raiser for the Clean Air Society
- Fri March 07, 2014
Wine Tasting fundraiser April 12, 2014 at Seaside Centre in Sechelt
- Wed January 29, 2014
Notice of SCAMMERS (operating under the disguise of the CAS)
- Tue January 21, 2014
Michael J. Bradley is our guest speaker at our AGM
- Wed December 11, 2013
Clean Air Society December 2013 Newsletter
- Tue August 27, 2013
Clean Air Society August 2013 Newsletter
- Sun April 07, 2013
April Newsletter and update
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Clean air news from around the world
- Thousands Expected to Celebrate Earth Day at Clean Air Council's Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids - a ...
- Clean Power Plan Litigation: An End Run around the Clean Air Act and the Democratic Process
- Tenneco Receives Supplier Award from Toyota
- Fairbanks Clean-Air Advocates: Slow Regulatory Startup Encourages Opponents
- Local companies accused of clean air violations
- National environmental group launches $500K ad campaign targeting Portman pollution amendment
- Stand Up for Transportation, Stand Up for Clean Air: Clean Diesel Moves a Majority of America's Public Transit
- Britain on smog alert over toxic cloud
- Clean air report praises Kern for low pollution projects
- EPA Reached Settlement with MTU over alleged CAA violations.
- Clean air rules may not be 'appropriate,' justices say
- MTU America Inc., Agrees To Conduct Proper Testing To Ensure Engines Meet Air Pollution Standards
- Tee-Off for Clean Air in Texas
- Logan High students design educational posters for Clean Air Poster Contest
- Clean Air Power secures university grant extension
- Obama, opponents take air pollution fight to high court
- Settlement with Continental Carbon will reduce air pollution.
- Electric cars, clean air: Garcetti outlines vision for a 'sustainable' L.A.
- Lawsuit targets EPA in Utah regional haze plan 'failure'
- BGSU reevaluates smoking ban to make it more efficient
Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing…
One way to cut down on Green House Gas emissions is to switch to energy-efficient light bulbs like Compact Flourescents. Unfortunately the drawbacks is that they contain mercury and need to be disposed of properly and can't just be thrown in the Garbage dump. Home Depot is one store that accepts old CFLs. Below is a news release on this topic. In February 2007, the Home Depot stood beside Environment Minister John Baird to announce to the world that Canada was phasing out the sale of incandescent lightbulbs by 2012. At this announcement, the Home Depot Canada committed to two key initiatives that would support the Government of Canada’s announcement: 1. Phasing out the sale of incandescent lightbulbs in our own stores by 2011 – a year ahead of schedule 2. The development of a National CFL Recycling program that allowed Canadians to return old CFL bulbs to our stores any time. Both initiatives are well under way. We are on our way to eliminating the sale of incandescent bulbs in 2011 and we launched a CFL recycling program in November 2007. This second commitment is very important because CFLs should not be put in regular household waste, they should be responsibly recycled. The Home Depot’s program has addressed this by providing Canadians from coast-to-coast with an avenue to responsibly recycle their old CFLs. Canadians can now bring their expired CFLs to any of the 160 Home Depot store in Canada during regular business hours and deposit them in the recycling station at the entrance of the store. The program is being run in partnership with Philips Canada. We will be working with FLR (Fluorescent Lamp Recyclers), based in Ayr, Ontario to collect and handle all used CFL bulbs. This includes containing and storing mercury, as well as recycling all metals and glass. As part of our continuing efforts to encourage all Canadians to participate in this important initiative, we are seeking your help to spread the word to all of your customers/members, including: 1. Posting information about the CFL Recycling Program on your company website 2. Drafting a memo to your call centre staff to let them know about the CFL Recycling Program, in the event customers call with queries. The following is an example of information that you could post on-line or send to your customers. Now available – compact fluorescent light bulb (CFLs) recycling at The Home Depot! CFL bulbs should not be disposed of with regular household waste so bring your expired CFLs to any The Home Depot store, and be assured that each bulb will be recycled safely. At all Home Depot stores across Canada, customers will find a CFL bulb recycling unit located at the entrance by the special services desk. Customers can simply bring in their expired CFL bulbs, place them in one of the plastic bags provided and deposit it into the display. For more information visit homedepot.ca/EcoOptions.
The award-winning video Making a Difference: Air Quality and Your Health was created to advance public understanding of air pollution, its sources and health effects. A collaborative, multi-agency effort to address shared air quality management…
February 2008: District of Sechelt Council adopted the Bylaw to Ban the Cosmetic Use of Pesticides - congratulation to the SCCAS Pesticide Committee, and to all the others involved! The Sunshine Coast becomes a healthier…
SUNSHINE COAST CLEAN AIR SOCIETY general meeting: Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 1.30 p.m. in the Stalashen Clubhouse, Wilson Creek.
Check it out: Highlights from Greenhouse Gas Emmission Data 1990-2004 (pdf)
This photo was published in 2005 in the ADAC magazine, from the German automobil association. To the left you can see the amount of carbon-particulate matter (grime) released into the air with a filter -…
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DESPERATION by Rosemary Holmes-Smith, Sechelt, B.C We’re living in a world of faded dreams Clinging to our lifestyle to avoid the screams Of third world hunger, poverty and war, But all our actions are within the law. Now Kyoto’s down the drain Our planet is indeed in pain. The birds and beasts are going fast Fishing surely will not last. As glaciers melt, the penguins cry “Remember us?” and wonder why. We need clean water; we need clean air, Our present grade is only fair. As trees come down and end in smoke, It’s really time we all awoke. Turn back the clock and slow the pace Of self destruction and the human race. Let’s clean up the world; it’s not too late To change our thinking and change our fate. This poem has been accepted by the Poetry Institute of Canada for its 2006 publication.
Now what is allowed, and what is prohibited! Burning Bylaw 446 PDF
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