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Founded in 1991, the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working for just, sustainable communities and the protection of the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.
Whales
We have a complicated relationship with whales.
Sprog 2013
Every year over 200 youth commit one week of their summer to attend Sierra Student Coalition's nationally recognized Summer Grassroots Leadership Training Program, Sprog! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of organizing looking to take your leadership to the next level or a brand new activist looking to start building a toolkit for making real change, Sprog’s complete overview of time-tested skills and knowledge has something for you.Some have called it the best week of their life (no joke; we...
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a Bozeman based conservation organization, is connecting scientists and outdoor enthusiasts to help fight ocean pollution.
Feature
Monday, March 3, 2014
Why five Americans spent more than a month trekking through a jungle to summit an unclimbed peak in Myanmar.
Spruce Flats Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Explore
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A dozen fifth-graders explore a mossy green paradise in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Repurpose
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Make a necktie into a padded pocket for your phone.
Repurpose Telephone Bookend
Repurpose
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Turn a rotary phone into a bookend.
Innovate
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Solar engineers are scrambling to make their products smaller and more efficient.
Students in a greenhouse.
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Why are colleges at the forefront of sustainability? Because their clientele demands it.
The Green Life
Cliven Bundy talks a big game, but he's nothing new.
Aspen tree in snow
Green Life
Monday, August 11, 2014
Renowned nature photographer Peter Essick discusses Ansel Adams, forgetting about your cell phone, and changing perspectives on wilderness.
Sunlight to Spare
Graphic
Friday, July 25, 2014
The world's annual energy consumption with its available fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy resources—in one handy graphic.
Hey Mr. Green -- Find out the answer
Green Life
Friday, August 1, 2014
Sierra's eco-expert gives fresh tips for the college-bound.
Angela Sun, Los Angeles; filmmaker, journalist, and Yahoo! Sports Minute host
Act
Friday, April 4, 2014
Filmmaker Angela Sun debunks Pacific Garbage Patch myths
Daily Ray of Hope
Understanding the power of a breathtaking nature photograph.
The Planet
By Javier Sierra Juan Parras knows well what it means to live surrounded by rolling bombs, and the frequent sound of the whistling engines pulling more than 100-car trains loaded with oil crude into his community is a constant reminder.Parras lives and works in Manchester, the Houston Latino barrio with some of the heaviest oil train traffic in the country.
Graphic: Dirty Dozen
Graphic
Thursday, June 5, 2014
90 companies around the world have caused nearly two-thirds of all global greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Age.
Birds possess an innate ability to build delicate nests from grass, twigs, or mud that regularly pass the most difficult test for any species: they cradle and protect the next generation.
Grass, twigs and mud that cradle the next generation.
Pas de deux: Teamwork gets Conor and Kim Mihell down one of many rapids on northwestern Ontario's Otoskwin River.
Feature
Monday, March 31, 2014
In Ontario's Little North, you can paddle 500 miles without passing a bridge, touching a road, or seeing another canoeist.
The Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Green Life
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Find out which six hikes are considered the most dangerous in America.
The Green Life
Remember the Lorax who spoke for the trees? As colorful as they may be,Truffula Trees have nothing on the ones in our own backyard. These six magnificent trees would leave even the Lorax speechless — and you don't have to venture into a Dr. Suess book to find them.
A bison ambles on a groomed road in winter in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.
Feature
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Can the last wild bison roam free?
Salad
Green Life
Monday, October 7, 2013
Interesting reasons to eat your veggies in October.
sea stars
Critter
Friday, April 4, 2014
It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
Noctilucent Clouds
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The appearance of rare noctilucent clouds over Europe make be an indicator of global warming.
Organic coconut sugar from Madhava
Taste Test
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Winter is for hot toddies and nogs, pies still warm from the oven, and fudge that makes your teeth ache. Here are some sweeteners that can ease the guilt that comes with each glorious bite.
Seize the Grid campaign
Through the Sierra Student Coalition’s Seize the Grid Campaign, young people can lead a transformative movement that dramatically increases clean energy in this country.
“This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” - President Barack Obama
Summer Citrus Shortage
The Green Life
Droughts, pests, and cartels may push citrus prices this summer.
Green Goods
Thursday, March 6, 2014
It's time for the slackers to sack up.

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