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The United States is currently negotiating an expansive new free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Eventually, every Pacific Rim nation may be included. The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about the lack of transparency in the TPP negotiations and the environmental implications agreement.
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A Glacier Bay kayak trip leaves the indelible smell of moose.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Your laptop outconsumes the average Haitian
Repurpose: Bike Tire Belt
Monday, July 1, 2013
Turn a bike tire into a stylish belt.
Woe is Us
Woe is Us
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Uh oh: A giant hornet with a bad temper that can fly at 25 miles per hour and is attracted to the smell of sweat--or fear.
Loggerhead turtle
Animals fighting for survival
Green Life
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This July Mars will take center stage and the moon starts to get "super." Read on to impress your friends at the next backyard barbecue.
Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park
The Green Life
"Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: A Vision for the American West" symposium at Stanford University offered a crash course in the landscape architect's influential practice as well in the state of national and local parks.
The Sierra Student Coalition is a national network of young people and students working to win concrete victories for the environment. As part of the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots organization, the SSC has the power to be equally influential in the Youth Climate Movement. Formed in 1991 by high-school students, the SSC has a rich history and large network doing amazing work across the country. You have an opportunity to be part of it!
Vegan Salad
The Green Life
Spring is upon us, and with it come asparagus, beets, artichokes, and citrus fruits. Here are three fantastic dishes using the best that spring has to offer. Try them together for a vegan meal that’ll even have carnivores begging for seconds.
Approximately 1.3 billion people around the world live in darkness, often without access to even small amounts of life-changing electricity. The good news is that we can change this by deploying off-grid renewable energy technologies. These technologies are available today, and are better suited to meeting the challenges of energy access than centralized coal projects and grid extension. That means we can solve energy poverty and climate change at the same time.
Library (2007) is Brooklyn artist Lori Nix's photograph of her ongoing scale-model diorama series "The City," set in an imagined posthuman future.
Last Words
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Library (2007) is Brooklyn artist Lori Nix's photograph of her ongoing scale-model diorama series "The City," set in an imagined posthuman future.
There is no way around it: Coal kills. That's why there is movement growing across the globe as activists band together to oppose dangerous coal projects in their communities. The Sierra Club supports these efforts by connecting grassroots groups with resources, providing expertise and training, conducting research, pressuring financial institutions, and helping raise the voices of affected people and activists as they stand against multi-national corporations to demand a say in what happens to...
The Green Life
Most of you don’t need any con
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Robert Manni
Pie Chart for Rick Perry
Green Life
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"A tiny sliver of environmental extremists," illustrated.
Drone Zone
Green Life
Monday, July 14, 2014
How are drones being used to help explore, enjoy and protect the planet?
Find ways that you can get involved with issues around population & the environment.
Monbiot cover cropped
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
George Monbiot suffered from ecological boredom, so he began rewilding his world from the inside out.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Transportation counts for one quarter of all U.S. greenhouse emissions.
The Green Life
Standing atop a hill after a long and grueling hike, it's easy to feel invincible. You've pushed yourself to your limits, survived nature's sometimes unpredictable conditions -- what could stop you now? 
The Green Life
I live in densely populated Berkeley, California, while my sister lives on a farm near bucolic Bowie, Maryland. Which one of us is greener?
The Green Life
Here’s some good news, China-style.
Lynn Hartung / Planet Fitness Recycling
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Does your gym recycle plastic water bottles?
Today there are more young organizers than ever, running savvy campaigns and changing policies at the local, state, and national level. At the SSC, we’ve tried to transform more than 120 years of Sierra Club experience into useful resources that can make your campaigns and groups even better. From our campaign toolkits to our organizing skill trainings, you’re sure to find helpful resources!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Clean energy—we have the will, and we have the way.
The Green Life
The opening
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...