This past weekend I had the pleasure of whitewater rafting with a group of veterans from the InnVision Shelter Network. Right at the peak of a nasty heat wave, we got to spend the day floating along the south fork of the American River. Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program organized these trips with UC Berkeley’s Great Outdoors Lab, who is conducting important research on the science of awe and the mental and physical effects of time spent outdoors.
This year, instead of traveling south to the Lower 48 for the Sierra Club Summer Grassroots Training (SPROG), the Club's Alaska Chapter and Sierra Student Coalition (SCC) organizer Tim Harlan-Marks collaborated with nine partner groups and the SSC to hold a SPROG in Alaska. SPROG Alaska's 2015 program provided leadership training grounded in Alaskan perspectives and values. SPROG is a grassroots leadership training program that teaches tools for environmental and social justice activism to young folks across the country.
Last week was a big one for me - I sent my daughter, Hazel, off to her first day of kindergarten. I'll never forget how she gave me a big, big hug, and then looked back at me over shoulder one last time before heading into her classroom, and into her new adventures as a school-aged kid. Later that same week, I had the honor of visiting the White House to attend a White House back-to-school climate education event, where educators and student leaders came together to share resources and ideas about climate education.
Carbón, quién te ha visto y quién te ve. Hasta hace sólo una década, a este mineral sucio y peligroso se le conocía como el Rey Carbón, la locomotora que tiraba del tren del desarrollo mundial.Hoy tiene los días contados, debido a dos razones fundamentales: la revelación del verdadero...