Welcome to the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club!
We encompass eleven local Sierra Club groups in twenty-four counties in Northern & Central California
We are hiring!
Environmental Justice - Toxic Tobacco Waste grant needs a Project Director - APPLY HERE
Volunteer for the Chapter
If you are interested, please email us at Info@MLC.sierraclub.org
Together, We Are Powerful
This country belongs to all of us. Together, we can help deepen the movement for a liveable planet, safe communities, and a democracy that works for everyone.
Chico, CA has a sprawl-inducing project that does not include the desperately needed Affordable housing.
CLICK TO DONATE for the Mother Lode's Blue Oak Group Sierra Club's harmful sprawl litigation in Chico - CA, against Valley Edge Development that does not include the bare minimum affordable housing.
The development of the Tahoe Keys is a case study in how NOT to develop land in a fragile ecosystem on a world-renowned scenic lake.
We need to approach the invasive weeds with respect to this important body of water and using proven scientific methods that will remove the problem without creating another one.
SIERRA CLUB Support for Movement for Black Lives SixNineteen Action
*Note - We have been asked to partner on this movement moment by the Movement For Black Lives, so while this is creating urgency, we want to show up in this important moment.
How we got here: White supremacy is a matter of life and death specifically for Black people and the planet.
The white supremacist, tragic murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others have renewed global demands for justice, and we can’t stand by while our governments continue to fund an excessive, brutal, and discriminatory system of policing with our tax dollars.
As one of the largest climate and environmental justice advocacy organizations, part of the Sierra Club’s mandate is to ensure that oppressed communities receive justice and experience the benefits of a healthy and sustainable future. We can never forget that the roots of the climate crisis lie in racism, land-theft, pillaging, colonialism, and patriarchy. And the pain of these injustices is still felt today - Black people have been disproportionately devastated by COVID-19 and live with disproportionately higher levels of toxic pollution, and face more powerful storms, floods, heat waves, wildfires, and droughts. This powerful piece by Hop Hopkins, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, in Sierra Magazine details the inextricable connection between the climate crisis and white supremacy.
by Heather Smith, Sierra Magazine
- MESSAGING TO #DEFUNDPOLICE TO REDEFINE PUBLIC SAFETY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND BEYOND. Click Here: Value and Vision - Talking Points - Tough Questions & Answers
The transportation sector is the largest and fastest-growing source of carbon emissions in the US. In total, the US transportation sector—which includes cars, buses, trucks, planes, trains, ships, and freight—produces nearly 30 percent of all US climate emissions(link is external)—more than any other sector. But this doesn’t have to be the case. The Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign is working to ensure that we all benefit from a 21st-century clean transportation system with access to cars, trucks, and buses that rely on little to no oil at all as well as to clean public transit—and other local clean transportation solutions—that centers equity and justice.
PG&E's Powerline Tree Clearing
For more information of the issue please read Central Sierra Environmental Research Center (CSERC) Article:Click Here
Download the CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire app. This app contains a fire location map, alerts you when a wildfire is reported within a specified radius of your location, and provides updates about current wildfires, such as size and containment. Follow Cal Fire on Twitter as well.
- To prepare for an evacuation, take these precautionary steps.
- Be safe- if you feel like you are in danger, leave.
- Listen to mandatory evacuation warnings- if you are under one, evacuate as quickly as possible
- Be aware of road conditions and closures- check here.
- Remember- calls are overwhelming our 911 centers- please call 911 only if you see fire near your house.
BY JIMMY PAN
Donations Needed: Gear in good condition
Mother Lode Chapter's Inspiring Connections Outdoors section is starting a backpacking program this summer with the goal of getting more youth and young adults out into nature, away from cars, crowds, and other distractions.
To get this program underway, ICO needs gear in good condition that is designed for backpacking, including: packs, sleeping bags, mats, tents, and stoves. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact ICO’s chair: Harry at info[@]mlc.sierraclub.org Thank you!
More Info coming soon
Stand Up for Our National Monuments!
Sierra Club, conservation allies and our tribal partners are rallying in Salt Lake City and across the nation to defend national monuments threatened by the Trump Administration. On Monday, December 4 in Salt Lake City the President announced his decision to drastically shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante by 45% and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah by 80%.
Here's a map with these and other events across the country. Remember to check the page as the week goes by; other events are being organized. Please stand up for our National Monuments...and share widely! Defend #MonumentsForAll #StandWithBearsEars #SaveGrandStaircase
Healing in Nature
DREAMers from the Mother Lode Chapter region went to Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. READ STORY
We came together to live and understand the connectivity of all things in a powerful way. In nature, in our Public Lands, a group of DREAMers gathered to defend our right to the outdoors and take a stand against Sec. Zinke’s recommendation to Trump. This while also enjoying the outdoors and learning to heal from the ongoing trauma our broken immigration system creates for them and in our families and communities.
This federal administration is working to strip essential protections that would eliminate important parts of our national monuments and terrorize immigrant communities with fear of deportation. We all come from the land, and we are here to stay.
We will not leave our communities and our public lands unprotected. The admirable determination our DREAMers have to study and live happy, productive lives and the “objects of scientific and historical interest” our National Monuments have are still there and still deserve to be fully protected for All people living on this land and for future generations.
#MonumentsforAll #DREAMersGoWild #SaveOurOutdoors #RighttoDream #KeepItPublic
To learn more about the Clean Dream Act - Click Here.
Please consider donating to the chapter to support our local environmental heroes.
Our Youngest members' always teaching us why we fight for what we love. Donate Here
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