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PDF January/February 2006
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2006
The Power of Many
 
How We Saved the Arctic Refuge (For Now)
Getting Somewhere on the Bridges to Nowhere
Cities Get Cool
Measuring Mercury
Fighting for the Valle Vidal
Building Trust
There's No Limit to Colorado's Power
Finding Common Ground
Trickle-Down Activism
‘Hey, I Can Do This’
I Can Smell for Miles and Miles
Building Environmental Community One Canyon at a Time
Paper to Pixels
Sierra Summit Soars
‘Why Live If You Don't Have Something to Struggle For?’
Expanding Excom
   
Club Charts Direction for Next Five Years
Big Easy to Beltway: ‘Where's the Beef?’
2005 Timeline
Faces of the Sierra Club
 

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005
Hope Surfaces in Katrina's Wake
Snapshots from the Summit
Democracy Breaks Out
Rally for the Arctic
A Better Legacy
Thoroughbred Power Plant Blocked
   
  WHO WE ARE
John Swingle
Betsy Bennett
Larry Fahn
   
  INSIDER
Is Your City a Cool City?
Endangered Species Act Endangered
Smithfield Shareholder Resolution
Owens Valley Victory
New Energy Bill Exploits Katrina
   
From the Editor: Wake of the Flood
ClubBeat
 
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The Planet

The Power of Many

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2006

WHAT WE DO BEST
Welcome to our 2005/2006 year-in-review/year-in-preview issue, where we highlight 16 examples of “what we do best” in the Sierra Club. You can click on the headlines in the left column, scroll down the descriptions below, or download a pdf by clicking on the Planet's front page.

First, Build a New Energy Future
At the Sierra Summit, 765 delegates chose energy as the top grassroots priority and in November, the Board of Directors approved a new set of conservation initiatives with “Smart Energy Solutions” as the top priority. MORE


How the Arctic Refuge Was Saved (For Now)
True, polar bears have been sighted from Portland to Pittsburgh, but winning on the Arctic is not about the bears—it’s about targeted and coordinated grassroots organizing. MORE

And read about how one Sierra Student Coalition activist—a high-school senior—helped persuade her congressman to vote "the right way" on the Arctic.

Getting Somewhere on the Bridges to Nowhere
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but try telling that to Representative Don Young and Senator Lisa Murkowski, whose now-infamous “Bridges to Nowhere” have become embarrassing examples of fiscally irresponsible pork-barrel spending projects. The Sierra Club helped make these boondoggles into household names—more Americans now have heard of “Bridges to Nowhere” than know the name of their own representative in Congress. MORE

Fighting for the Valle Vidal
Northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal is a wildlife haven—home to the state’s largest elk herd—and a boon to the local economy, used by ranchers, hikers, sportsmen, outfitters, Boy Scouts, and sightseers, among others. So when the area was targeted by the Bush administration for coalbed methane drilling, a local coalition including the Sierra Club sprang to its defense. MORE

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