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Today is the anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It was not an accident; it was a crime.
4 Smart Ways to Conserve Water at Home
Green Life
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Protect one of our planet's most precious resources with simple changes around your house.
Hey Mr. Green, does my sprinkler replenish ground water?
Green Life
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Find out what happens to water when it goes down your drain or out of your sprinkler.
A hiker in East Fork, Zion National Park, Utah. Photo by Eric Hanson.
Green Life
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Four hikers barely return from Behunin Canyon in Zion National Park.
Green Life
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Simi Hills in Southern California were recently blessed with two very furry baby girls! Welcome bobcat kittens B326 and B327.
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BREAKING: Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman O
Coming Clean
On its special day, what do you give the planet that has everything? How about some really good news? Last month, the International Energy Agency announced that "global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn."
Urban composting is made easy with these little guys.
Green Life
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Small composting bins aren't durable and can be prone to flies, so what's an urbanite to use? Mr. Green has the answer.
Coming Clean
I was honored to speak at the Fight for 15 rally in Berkeley today. Here's what I told them...
Green Life
Monday, April 20, 2015
The last dark skies captured on film.
A free mobile game released by the nonprofit Cool the Earth helps kids fight climate change.
Green Life
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Nonprofit Cool the Earth releases the environmental app for Earth Day
Green Life
Friday, April 24, 2015
Sneak peeks and exclusive Q & A with adventure climber Alex Honnold
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Thanks to some tireless student activists, Michigan State University recently announced it will retire its on-campus coal plant.
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#SeizetheGrid is a campaign to leverage campus’ energy purchasing power to transform the energy market for clean energy.
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In Rhode Island today, Deepwater Wind broke ground on the nation's first offshore wind farm -- which will lower electricity bills by 40 percent for residents of Block Island.
The Planet
The U.S. Forest Service recently proposed a misguided loophole to benefit Arch Coal and carve up roadless forests in Colorado. The Arch Coal Loophole would generate up to half a billion tons of carbon pollution and undermine President Obama’s climate objectives when we can least afford it. The proposal is bad for public lands, bad for climate, and bad for the American people.
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If you are looking for the latest sign that the coal industry is desperate, look no further than the three lawsuits coal companies and their defenders are bringing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday. Big Coal -- led by the infamous Bob Murray and Murray Energy -- and a handful of allied Attorneys General are trying a long shot legal strategy to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Clean Power Plan, the agency’s first-ever program to...
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This Take Your Child to Work Day, tell the Environmental Protection Agency to side with working parents and their children, not polluters, by strengthening the smog pollution standard and giving us all a better quality of life.
The Georgia Sierran is published four times each year, and contains timely and informative articles written by Georgia Chapter members. You must be a member of the Sierra Club to recieve a copy of the Sierran. Join us today!2015:
Lay of the Land
Thirty-six Arizona Senators and Representatives sent a letter recently to President Obama urging him to permanently protect the Grand Canyon Watershed as a national monument. Highlighting the ecological, cultural, and economic importance of safeguarding the region, they also noted that, “Arizona has a rich history of presidents taking action to protect its natural wonders, including early on the protection of Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest by President Theodore Roosevelt”.
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Over the weekend I realized how dire the situation is for clean energy in Alabama. And realized why it is so important that the citizens of Alabama take the initiative to change our state energy system. So on the day before Earth Day, students took action. Seize the Grid at the University of Montevallo held its very first event at the Earth Fest Celebration.
Here are the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter highest priority campaigns:
Download letter here.7 April 2015President Thomas Blalock and Members of the Board of DirectorsSan Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit DistrictKaiser CenterOakland CAvia email to boardofdirectors@bart.govDear President Blalock and Directors:
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Increasingly, small businesses are installing electric vehicle charging stations as a way to attract new and loyal customers -- and it's working.
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Five years ago this week, on the night of April 20, 2010 at 9:30 p.m., BP executives that had flown in on a helicopter were celebrating the successes of the oil-drilling rig called Deepwater Horizon, standing on the rig’s main deck with some of the more senior-ranking workers. Ironically, they were also toasting to that fact that it had been over seven years since the last injury on the Horizon. Those that were not granted the few premium invites to the party were going about their normal...
Our Wild America: Campaign UpdateBy Graham Taylor
The Planet
Last week the Sierra Club continued its push-back against the rush to replace one dirty fossil fuel with another. Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is proposing to build a new natural gas “peaker” plant in Tempe, Arizona. The proposed Ocotillo plant would exacerbate air quality in an area that already violates standards for particulate matter (soot) and ozone. It would also be allowed to emit greenhouse gases at a rate that is just shy of a coal plant.
By Tim Gould, Chapter Executive & Legislative Committees, and Bruce Wishart, Chapter Legislative Affairs Director
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Richmond, California is a small city about 30 minutes outside of San Francisco, with a Chevron Oil Refinery within its borders. Not many people had heard of it before 2012, but on a fateful day in August, a large fire exploded through the Chevron facility, which resulted in the almost complete destruction of two of the refinery’s towers, and the city became the focus of national news. The community was rocked to its core, and over the course of the next few weeks, over 15,000 people sought...
by Neila SeamanIowa voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2010 that would dedicate 3/8 of one cent to the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.  The Trust Fund would provide funds allowing increased investment in Iowa’s parks, recreation and clean water.
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Our Wild America carries on the Sierra Club's long legacy of protecting America's beautiful wildlands. We believe that America's public lands are held in "public trust" for and by all Americans, providing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, and come together to share experiences. With the Our Wild America campaign, the Sierra Club is doubling down in the fight to preserve our wild heritage in the face of threats from mining, drilling, and climate disruption.