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The Planet


Sierra Club Philosophy of Service and Stewardship

The Planet, December 1995, Volume 2, number 9

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 asset.

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 and resources.
  • 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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