At its September 1995 meeting, the Sierra Club Board of Directors
adopted a Philosophy of Service and Stewardship statement on
behalf of all board members. Prepared by Membership Committee
volunteers, the statement is a reflection of the Club's renewed
sense of dedication to its members, and a recognition that
ongoing service and stewardship toward members is critical to the
success of the Club's conservation mission.
Whereas the Sierra Club's Statement of Purpose is: To explore,
enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and
promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and
resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore
the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all
lawful means to carry out these objectives.
To achieve this mission, the Sierra Club has organized people
with shared environmental concerns into a powerful and effective
force for protecting the natural environment. As a
grassroots-based organization, we rely on individuals for our
resources, talent and energy. Our members are our most important
Good Stewardship is:
- Providing members with a supportive environment that allows
them to determine their relationship with the Club.
- Facilitating each member's involvement in the organization at
the level the member desires.
- Entailing the wise and careful use of the member's time, energy
- Providing Club members with the materials, information,
expertise and other resources that will strengthen their
relationship with the organization.
- Creating the foundation that makes it possible for the Club to
fulfill its mission now -- and in the future.
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