On Monday, I allowed myself to be arrested for a cause vitally important to the Sierra Club: a democracy where every voice is heard. In this organization’s history, we’ve learned that in order to protect our environment—our clean air, clean water, and wild places—we must have a fully functioning democracy. Put short, to protect our environment, we must protect our democracy.
Filmmaker Michael Coleman produces a short but poignant tribute to the iconic conservationist.
Mr. Green drives home the answer.
Celebrate John Muir's birthday this year with this illustration by Jeremy Collins. Download, color, and post so we can see your John Muir!
Longtime Puerto Rico grassroots environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, a frequent Sierra Club partner, has won the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize for helping lead a successful campaign to establish a nature reserve in Puerto Rico's Northeast Ecological Corridor and protect the island's natural heritage from harmful development.
It’s Earth Day every day for these tree lovers.
In the face of fierce opposition, Kinder Morgan has dropped its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.
Tigers on the rise, teeny tiny spaceships, and a radioactive boar takeover.
Destiny Watford successfully stalled the construction of the nation’s largest trash incinerator in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
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This Earth Day, we mark a major milestone in stopping one of the most dangerous mistakes our species has ever made.
Although coal companies no longer have private troops to command, they are using every tool available -- including, in particular, bankruptcy -- to try to pad their own pockets at the expense of workers, the environment, and nearby communities. But recent events show that these mining companies no longer wield the influence they once did.
When you use the Sierra Club credit card, your money doesn’t support environmentally destructive projects--it’s used to support local communities, economies, and clean-energy projects via Beneficial State Bank, the Sierra Club’s chosen partner. Revenue from the card also supports the Sierra Club’s core programmatic work while providing you with great rewards and competitive rates.
Reclaiming LA from the automobile, one block at a time
171 countries sign the historic Paris Agreement and 8,000 acres burn in Shenandoah National Park.
If it’s fair to judge politicians by the company they keep, then there is at the same time something very revealing and completely unsurprising about the fact that notorious coal baron Robert Murray hosted a "very large" fundraiser for current presidential candidate and amatuer flat earth society spokesman Ted Cruz last week.
Goup Meeting Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 PMIn the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Pl., Davis I.7:00 - Introductions
On Monday April 18th, I joined Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, Washington D.C. Chapter Chair Matt Gravatt, Virginia Chapter Leader Charles Strickler, and over 300 other concerned citizens as we risked arrest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in defense of a functioning Democracy. This followed a week-long series of arrests when, in total, more than 1,400 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience to call for a functioning Democracy.
Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera won a 15-year-long fight to protect Puerto Rico’s coastline.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Written by Dori Paster with support from the MD Sierra Legislative Team. Updated April 15, 2016The 2016 legislative session in Maryland was a whirlwind of activity that resulted in some very important environmental gains and also some missed opportunities. Check out this spreadsheet with links to our testimony on over 75 bills.
Rapid ōhiʻa death is threatening the forests Hawai'i's botanists have spent decades trying to protect.
This startup lets travelers stay for free in someone else’s home—as long as they let another traveler stay in theirs.
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Six years ago today, Americans witnessed the very real dangers of offshore drilling. We watched as 11 workers lost their lives when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. We watched as the spill continued for 87 days, dumping 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. And we continue to watch as the entire Gulf region copes with the ongoing impacts and effects of offshore drilling.
I spend a lot of time reading polling results and the latest public opinion research. I look for noteworthy statistics and interesting trends, trying to get a finger on the pulse of the American public about environmental issues.
Two members of Seattle ICO’s first group, David Maxfield & Kathy Becker, share how Seattle ICO got its start in Seattle and why supporting ICO today is more important than ever.
The Minnesota DNR is holding a public information session in Aurora to discuss the potential permitting path for PolyMet, and we need you there to voice your concerns and show your opposition. While this is not a public hearing and no "official" public testimony will be taken at this meeting, there will be an open house with all of the public agencies that are considering permits for PolyMet's open pit copper-nickel sulfide mine. That means it is a perfect time to voice your opposition to...
Photos taken by Conejo Group Hikers
Earth Day is right around the corner—this Friday marks the 46th annual Earth Day. Earth Day has become a world-wide event, but started right here in Wisconsin. It was founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Despite some of the latest attacks
by Dorothy Walker, Tatoosh Group Chair
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Award-winning garden designer and TV host Alan Gardner (yes, that really is his name) is working to change how people perceive autistic adults.