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...
Following decades of detrimental overseas coal project financing by Multilateral Development Banks (MDB), there has been meaningful progress made to secure new policies at MDBs to limit this type of financing -- specifically for coal projects, which are prone to devastating environmental and human rights violations. This includes clear restrictions at some of the world’s largest financiers, including the World Bank, European Investment Bank (EIB), and European Bank for Reconstruction and...
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by Neila SeamanIn June 2013, the White House released “The President’s Climate Action Plan.” The Plan included an array of areas that contribute to climate change, including cutting wasted energy, conserving land and water resources, maintaining agricultural sustainability, managing drought, expanding clean energy and developing and deploying advanced transportation technologies.
The Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery rail spur project has united communities throughout California against it.
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At the request of Redwood and Mother Lode Chapters, Sierra Club California has adopted a formal resolution to “oppose the proposal to divide California in order to create a new “State of Jefferson. This bizarre idea would result in the formation of a sparsely populated, under-financed new governmental entity with very little infrastructure but abundant natural resources -- and without California’s strict environmental regulations to prevent their wholesale exploitation.
Sierra Club and Burgerville Team Up for Kid-Friendly Earth DayFrom 4 to 8 pm on Earth Day, the Cascade Park Burgerville will be donating 10% of all sales to the Sierra C
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Sierra Club Outings provides a variety of opportunities for people to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Venture out through our Chapter Outings to explore the world, take a day hike closer to home, or volunteer. Come join us on Hiking Trails, Kayaking, Camping and other outdoor activities as we explore, enjoy and protect Georgia’s natural wonders. We have local Groups in the Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, LaGrange, Cobb and Gwinnett areas, so we’re always hiking in the mountains, trekking the...
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio:Jean Wiener (Haiti) and Howard Wood (Scotland), two winners of the 2015 Goldman Prize talk about their workChef Annie Somerville with a recipe for a fresh salad with cherries
Possible hiking trails in eastern South Dakota
Article describing 6th graders' experiences at River Appreciation Day 2013
Every spring Iowa's woodlands feature wild flowers.
Your donation is an investment for New Hampshire Sierra Club's strong, statewide leadership on the issues that you care most about: Reducing the threat of climate change and dangerous air pollutionBuilding a clean energy future that grows jobs and our economyProtecting our public forests and wild heritageInvolving more people in our democracy. Every dollar you invest will be used for critical work right here in the Granite State.
You joined the Sierra Club to help protect the environment -- now what? Sierra Club 101! Come learn about the Sierra Club and how to get involved in our local efforts. Open to members and non-members alike--bring a friend! Refreshments provided.
Volunteers are needed to do water quality testing throughout the Big Sioux watershed.
We are an activity section of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, and all of our leaders are trained and certified by the Sierra Club. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Upper Columbia River's trail guides for hikes throughout the Inland Pacific Northwest. ...
Lay of the Land
Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11 workers and beginning what would become the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Between April 20th and July 15th, the uncapped oil well gushed an estimated five million barrels of crude oil and four million pounds of natural gases, including methane, propane, ethane, and butane, into the Gulf’s waters. An estimated 68,000 square miles of Gulf waters and nearly 500 miles of coastline from...
According to ICO (Inspiring Connections Outdoors) leader Richard Rheder, ICO trips “give [kids] a wider view of the world.” They quickly learn that it is possible to have fun even without cell phones, and get the opportunity to engage with the outdoors, as free range children.
The Save Mt Spokane Coalition is founded by local citizen and environmental groups to focus energy and resources on preventing destruction of the intact ecosystem and watershed on the north and west slopes of Mt Spokane by the proposed ski area expansion by Mt Spokane 2000. Your involvement is most welcome. ...
Georgia Chapter and Local Groups
Southern Herbalist to Speak at May Meeting
Helping people get outside to enjoy New Hampshire's spectacular natural places is a critical part of our mission. People protect what they know and love, and there's so much to love about our national and state forests, rivers, mountains, and coastal region. Our outings are free, safe and fun for people of all ages including children. Non-members welcome. Participants are asked to RSVP, and sign a standard liability waiver.
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