Paris will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): a long and important name for a conference with even more important results. The COP21 will be addressing the increasingly critical issue of climate disruption and what exactly we, as a global community, will do about it. Throughout the rest of 2015, the Sierra Club will be there every step of the way to show President Obama that we want him and the U.S. delegation to lead the way on climate and #ActInParis.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Gulf Coast still fights for the most basic of rights: to return home, breathe clean air, and drink clean water. Though the community has done much to rebuild green and start to rebuild the Bayou, there is still much to be done. Watch the video, then join the movement to REBUILD, RESIST, and RENEW.
On July 15, we reached another big milestone in our push to move beyond coal - the 200th coal plant to announce retirement in the United States since 2010. This is the latest major crossroads in what Politico recently called "the most extensive, expensive and effective campaign in the [Sierra] Club's 123-year history, and maybe the history of the environmental movement." At the heart of this momentum is the unyielding drive and commitment of thousands of grassroots leaders and activists, some of whom are featured in a new video we're releasing today to mark the occasion. Read the full article by Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign.
We couldn't come close to sharing all our actions and successes this year in 75 seconds, but watch our year-end wrap-up video for some highlights -- from the historic People's Climate March to promoting clean energy to standing up against dirty fuels and fracking to protecting wild places and the species that inhabit them. To the Sierra Club's 2.4 million members and supporters, we thank you.
Hydraulic fracturing -- or "fracking" -- is a natural gas collection method that poses a danger to our environment and our public health. Take action to keep dirty fuels in the ground at http://www.sc.org/beyondfracking.
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