Welcome to the Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter! We are the oldest grassroots environmental organization in New York. We believe our open spaces, clean water, and natural resources should be protected so that current and future generations may enjoy them. Our state chapter office is in Albany, where our Chapter staff work on the Chapter's priorities.

The Atlantic Chapter includes more than 46,000 members throughout New York.

The Atlantic Chapter’s conservation priorities/issues are:

  • Adirondacks
  • Beyond Fossil Gas and Oil
  • Biodiversity/Vegetarian Outreach
  • Energy and Climate
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Equity, Consumption & Environment
  • Farm and Food
  • Great Lakes
  • Hudson River
  • Nuclear Matters
  • Open Space/Sprawl
  • Pollution, Waste & Toxins
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Wildlife & Wilderness

We accomplish our goals through direct and grassroots legislative and administrative lobbying, education, outings, litigation, and electing environmental champions to local, state, and federal office.

The Atlantic values diversity and promotes environmental education and environmental justice in our efforts to fulfill our mission to explore, enjoy, and protect New York's natural heritage and to protect public health.

We want New York to remain a healthy and vibrant place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world. Visit our Issues page to learn more about the work we are doing to protect New York's air, water, communities, and remaining wild places!