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Will the bunny escape? Watch to see.
Green Life
Monday, June 15, 2015
Watch this mountain hare cross an avalanche.
Green Life
Friday, June 19, 2015
These live feeds bring you a little bit closer to the natural world.
5 ways to green your 4th of July
Green Life
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The picnics, parades, and fireworks of the 4th of July can be less than ideal for the planet.
Coming Clean
It's time for President Obama to finish the job Teddy Roosevelt started and protect the entire Grand Canyon Watershed.
Compass
As a practicing Catholic, I eagerly awaited the publication of the Holy Father Francis’ Encyclical Letter, titled ‘LAUDATO SI’ (Be Praised) On Care for our Common Home. This Letter, which is actually more of a book, is insightful, comprehensive, and even poetic while grounded in scientific inquiry and concern for the world’s poor.
Compass
Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision endangers public health, but it won't revive the flailing and filthy coal industry.
Compass
Google announced this week that its newest data center -- 100 percent powered by renewable energy -- will be opening at the site of a soon-to-be retired Tennessee Valley Authority coal plant in Alabama that is being phased out thanks to the advocacy of Sierra Club and many others.
End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World, by Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Books
Monday, June 29, 2015
Of all the obstacles we face with feeding 2050's projected population, a runaway greenhouse effect is the highest hurdle to clear.
Power to Change
I was pleased to be a part of the Sierra Club Board of Directors’ historic effort in May 2015 to approve our multi-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, to help insure that the Club moves forward to engage and encourage the entire organization to value and learn from our nation’s rich, diverse mosaic of people and cultures. This is critical if we are going to be serious about our organization’s mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
A Blue Moon (actual color varies) will occur at the end of July.
Green Life
Monday, June 29, 2015
There's more than fireworks in July's night skies, including a beautiful Blue Moon.
Green Life
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Review of sustainable surfing goods.
Compass
After a long, arduous fight, Congress passed legislation that will put harmful trade pacts on the fast track. Now our job is to put aside this momentary loss, build on the incredible momentum we have created in the fight for fair and responsible trade, and shift focus to the even bigger fights ahead.
Sierra Club Radio
We've had some great interviews over the years, here are the most popular and favorite of all time: Jane Goodall, Michael Pollan, Tom Friedman, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Nick Kristof, Arianna Huffington, and Ashley Judd
The July 25, 2010 Kalamazoo River Disaster caused by Enbridge Energy's broken pipeline is the biggest inland oil spill in U.S.
What is ICO: Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club.
Compass
Perhaps the most effective theater for influencing public opinion on environmental health is the medical community. Championing the dangerous health issues of climate change for physicians nationwide, Dr. Donald Arnold has called air pollution an “imminent threat” to the health of children, and encourages other medical professionals to publicize the effects of environmental issues on health.
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The Planet
Monday's Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, siding with industry challengers to the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, is bad news, for all the obvious reasons: the Standards save thousands of lives and prevent a host of illnesses, and protect children from the threat of life-long neurological damage. They are a tremendous bargain for the American public. Now, a five-Justice majority of the Supreme Court has asked EPA to supplement its decision with...
Compass
The Pope’s thoughts echo the refrain of the People’s Climate March - to change everything, we need everyone. Making the connections from local to global is a crucial point of demonstrating power, and 2015 is a big year to just that in the build up to COP21 in Paris.
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Audrey Peterman, author of Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park SystemJanet Larson, Coauthor of The Great Energy TransitionMary Anne Hitt on a new report about water pollution from coal 
Green Life
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Everything from the sixth mass extinction, climate crime, and record deadly temperatures.
The Planet
Millions of California residents can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal court dismissed a legal challenge to California law SB 861 which protects residents from the devastating hazards of crude by rail transport.
The Big Sugar Summit of 2015 was a Huge SuccessPlease check back with this page frequently as the posting of various videos, powerpoint, photographs, and blog of speakers ensues.
Lay of the Land
Found throughout the West, the greater sage grouse once numbered as many as 16 million, but now, due to overgrazing and oil and gas development, stand at fewer than 200,000.
Compass
A plan put forward by California utilities will hit low-income families hardest. Glen Perez and his family say there is a better plan for all Californians.
Folk Singer and Clean Water Activist Lucy Billings
Green Life
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The former attorney talks about her second career as folk musician and environmental activist.
Compass
On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released his Encyclical, which addressed the ever-increasing issue our world has to face -- climate change. And in Georgia last week, in front of a small church called St. Timothy’s, we embodied Pope Francis’ ideal.
Lay of the Land
In less than 100 days, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a bedrock piece of conservation legislation, will expire unless Congress acts. LWCF is a federal program dedicated to the continued conservation and access to our national lands and historical sites. Without LWCF, our country will lose an essential tool in the preservation of America’s irreplaceable landscapes and history.A friend of the Sierra Club since its inception in 1965, LWCF helps in the preservation of our national...
Compass
June has proved to be a great month for the climate, as countries around the world tackle the dangers of fossil fuels head on. Perhaps the action getting the most attention was the announcement earlier this month from G7 leaders that they will phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century. While the details remain unclear, the commitment from the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, and Italy is an important sign that the G7 countries are prepared to take responsibility as we move...
Compass
Here in Los Angeles, we see the effects of climate disruption first hand, from the statewide drought to skyrocketing temperatures. We’re all feeling the effects of climate disruption, but some people, like the poor and marginalized, are the ones being more radically affected by these climatic changes, a point the Encyclical, Laudato Si, highlights several times. As a result, the most vulnerable have to cope with life-threatening issues like water scarcity, increased flooding, suffocating smog,...
Compass
More than 70 elected officials in New York sent a letter to Governor Cuomo this week calling on him to stop bailing out old coal plants and instead responsibly transition the state to clean energy.