New National Sierra Club President in Halifax on Heels of Protests in Washington

February 19, 2013

Howie Chong is the new National President of the Sierra Club Canada, and he is in Halifax this week to meet supporters, and to get input and ideas about organization priorities and direction.

 

He is here to introduce himself to members of the Sierra Club Atlantic, based in Halifax, and to encourage involvement and participation on important regional and national issues including: oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, opposition to fracking, and promoting renewable energy.

 

Mr. Chong will be meeting with local leaders and Sierra Club members over the next few days, and he will be at the Rock Bottom Brewery on Spring Garden Road, Halifax on Thursday the 21st from 6 pm-8:30  pm to hear concerns and ideas of local supporters and interested members of the community.

 

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of the Sierra Club Atlantic, is enthusiastic about his appointment and the visit saying: “We are so excited to be hosting Mr. Chong this week, and are eager to hear about what it was like to be on the ground in Washington last week at the mass protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.  It is a critical time for our organization and the environmental community in Canada and the world – we need reinvigoration and continued collective pressure on oil and gas development.  Mr. Chong is bringing new energy and leadership that can drive things forward.“

 

Mr. Chong’s visit is the first stage of his presidential kick-off - a tour via train across the country to meet members, and to encourage participation environmental issues and the Sierra Club Canada.

 

For more information or to arrange an interivew, please call (902) 444-3113.

   

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