More than 130 people packed into Patagonia's SoHo store in Manhattan recently for a panel discussion hosted by the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign about the opportunities and challenges of moving off coal power and a "just transition" to a new clean energy economy in New York. Beyond Coal activists traveled to the forum from as far away as Buffalo, nearly 400 miles away, to be part of the conversation.
On July 18, Sierra Club activists held 20 events in 15 states for a "Shell No!" Day of Action to protest the Obama administration's approval of Shell Oil's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea. "Kayaktivists" across the country rallied to protect the Arctic and throw Obama's environmental legacy a life preserver.
President Obama’s trip this week to Nairobi, Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit offers an opportunity to shine a light on clean energy entrepreneurs working in African countries. That’s why the Sierra Club and 20 other civil society organizations and companies sent the President a letter urging him to showcase “beyond-the-grid” entrepreneurs as examples of successful entrepreneurship that creates jobs while providing the energy needed to help lift people out of poverty.