The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States with more than two million members and supporters. It was founded in 1892 by the conservationist John Muir. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the United States.

Indiana hosts over 8,000 current members, plus thousands of supporters. Local Sierra Club groups are active in different parts of the state, working on conservation-related issues, sponsoring outdoor activities, and educating members on issues. Indianapolis (Heartlands), southwest Indiana, Greater Columbus (Winding Waters), and northwest Indiana (Dunelands) have active Sierra Club groups. Find your local Indiana group, and be sure to check out our events and outings page for more ways to get involved. 

Read the latest issue of the Hoosier Chapter newsletter here

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter is Hiring!

We are hiring an Energy Efficiency Organizer. Please see full details here and spread the word! 

Help East Chicago Get Clean Water

July 10, 2017.

Please participate in our effort to make sure the people of East Chicago have access to clean drinking water. The EPA estimates up to 90% of the households there are at risk of lead exposure from their drinking water pipes. Residents are doing their part to address this and other environmental injustices in their community. Let’s show our support by helping to ensure that until this crisis is fully addressed, they have access to clean, drinkable water. Find out how you can help here.

Join Us in Protecting Indiana's Waters

River with trees

July 7, 2017.

Water quality is fundamental for streams and rivers to thrive and support biological and human wellbeing. Communities in Indiana, such as Indianapolis, Columbus and Bloomington, continually face a variety of threats to clean water. Impaired water quality endangers human and environmental health, as well as jeopardizing long-term economic prosperity. The task of improving water quality in Indiana requires continued support for public agencies, as well as sustained commitment from actively involved citizens. Increasing individual and community commitment to attain water quality restoration requires acting collectively to create a locally specific plan that works to solve the challenges each area is confronting. Become an engaged citizen by learning about action items you can take within your community to build a better future for all Hoosiers. 

Bloomington, July 24th 7 pm, Monroe County Public Library, Meeting Room 1C. Event page here.

Indianapolis, July 26th 7 pm, Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Room. Event page here.  

Columbus, July 31st 7 pm, The Commons, Xenia Miller Conference Room. Event page here

For more information, please contact Lauren Travis: lmtravis@indiana.edu

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter's Nature Play Day at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve.

June 14, 2017.

The Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter hosted a Nature Play Day, in the form of a family hike, on June 10 at The Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve, in Ellettsville, Indiana. We had 12 children and 10 adults participate. The weather was on our side, and the trail was resplendent with colors and wildlife in the sun. The trees provided some welcome shade, and we were lucky enough to see a fawn up close, as well as frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, a woodpecker and several other birds. This was our first dedicated family hike and we hope there will be many more! 

Fawn

Fawn! Photo by Rebecca Dien-Johns.

Some of our group at the family hike

Sierra Club Staff with some of our hike participants, at the end of our Beanblossom adventure! Photo by Jesse Kirkham.

You can see a full list of our upcoming activities on our events and outings page

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