Memorials and Commemorative Gifts Honor Loved Ones by Protecting the EnvironmentDietrich BergmannDietrich was a man with great intellect, knowledge (technical and legal) and doggedness that made his immeasurable efforts crucial in working on environmental and public transportation problems in the US and Canada.
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The Outings Committee documents are available on this page.
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Maryland Chapter Blog
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:00-7:00 PMOnondaga Lake ParkSierra Club table is near the Salt MuseumLiverpool, NY
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Sierra Club California calls on the governor to influence environmental policy for a sustainable future.
By Dan Kerbein and Janis WatkinsA coalition of labor, faith, environmental, and community organizations has unveiled a proposed Living Wage Ordinance for the County of Sonoma. The proposed legislation requires that the County, County contractors, and firms receiving public subsidies pay their employees $15 an hour. The Sierra Club Sonoma Group and Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA) support this campaign.
The Working Families Summit, held in Ames, addressed issues related to working families.
Perils in the ParksBy Rex Burress
What You Can DoWhat makes the Sierra Club such a unique organization?Ordinary people make up the Sierra Club, which is based on principles of democracy. Sierra Club members and supporters enjoy, explore, and protect the planet.
Not all the listings below are sponsored by the Sierra Club. See what to expect on Sierra Club Outings. Learn how to plan and lead outings for the Sierra Club.
Pipeline mogul Kinder Morgan is in the process of "abandoning" an existing pipeline facilities in Middle Tennessee that currently transports Natural Gas from the Gulf Coast to consumers in Tennessee and beyond. After the abandonment process is over, Kinder Morgan intends to sell the pipeline facilities to another compan, ___, that will repurpose the pipeline to deliver Marcellus and Utica shale Natural Gas Liquids from Pennsylavaia, West Virginia and Ohio to the Gulf Coast for chemical...
Sierra Club California's work at the state agencies.
By Vicki Baker At the time of publication, the Onondaga County legislature had not yet voted on a proposal to import trash from Cortland County in exchange for that county accepting ash from the Onondaga County incinerator (also known as the waste-to-energy facility). This past October, the Iroquois Group and the Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JAMPAC) sponsored a program by Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) in Washington D.C....
PhippsburgThe long-term goal is to identify and weatherize the low income housing stock in Phippsburg in order to reduce carbon emissions and thereby reduce climate change impacts resulting from excessive carbon emissions. We are concerned about ameliorating climate change in our fishing and tourism-dependent community, where clamming, mussel, lobster and fish harvests are being disrupted by ocean acidification and warming. Many local residents have low-paying seasonal employment in fishing...
City Councils and County Boards of Supervisors can play a significant role in improving the environment and protecting natural areas.
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Buxton Climate Action TeamOur goal is to Initiate zero-sort recycling throughout the town of Buxton to increase participation in recycling. “Recycling can be SUPER EASY and it’s COST EFFECTIVE! For the same tax money we are already spending to run our transfer station, we could have zero-sort recycling. No need to separate glass, plastics, tin cans, aluminum cans, paper, cardboard, and boxboard, just put all the recycling together in the same bin and drop it at the transfer station for free.
Outings in Maryland An excursion with the Sierra Club might include environmental research, documentation, or restoration, and usually some good exercise, and always a good time (see Get Outdoors).