A Liveable New Jersey for All
We can do a lot to mobilize against climate change right here in New Jersey. Local actions can have far-reaching consequences. We’re working to keep dangerous, unnecessary gas pipelines from crisscrossing our state. We’ve helped shut down outdated dirty coal plants. We’re promoting wind and solar energy, clean transportation, and joining environmental justice communities in their fight to keep polluters from adding to their existing environmental burdens.
We acknowledge that environmental action in New Jersey has a history of discriminatory impacts. We are working to ensure that our conservation efforts address the disproportionate burdens of environmental degradation and pollution that are experienced by low-income communities and communities of color. These residents deserve protection from climate-related flooding, toxic water pollutants, and unbreathable air. We’re working to help give them access to Electric School Buses for their schools, housing free from mold, access to solar energy, and green jobs. These are just some of the areas where the New Jersey Chapter is working for a better environment for our residents.
The Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter office is now located at the Social Profit Center at Mill One, a restored mill exclusively for non-profits. Our new address is:
Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter
1 North Johnston Ave.
Suite A203, Building A
Hamilton, NJ 08609
Environmental and Social Justice
New Jersey’s immigrant, Latinx, Black, and Indigenous residents have endured decades of discriminatory policies, leading their communities to be surrounded by heavy industry and used as dumping grounds for hazardous waste. Asthma mortality rates in New Jersey are three times higher among Black and Latinx residents. Lead-contaminated water and high air pollution rates have plagued communities of color, communities that often receive both fewer resources and services.
Global Change Starts with Local Action
Across the state, Sierra Club members work in geographically focused groups to address local issues. Group volunteers host educational activities and outings and work on political and conservation activities. Find a local Sierra Club group that meets near you.
Take One Action Today
Help us preserve our climate and protect our communities. Here are some more simple, quick actions you can take on issues that matter to you. We also engage in political action to elect the environmental champions and pass the legislation that will meet the demands of the climate emergency. We need everyone to speak out and get involved.
Explore the Outdoors
Understanding the value of preserving our precious resources happens naturally when people have the chance to experience the outdoors. The New Jersey Chapter sponsors hikes and other outings, and also has programs for youth from communities that have limited access to the outdoors. Join us in exploring New Jersey’s beautiful open spaces.
News and Information
The ABCs of Electric School Buses: Public Forum Lays Out Benefits of Clean Buses and How to Apply for Funding in NJ
Ørsted Ceases Development of Ocean Wind I and II, Sierra Club Steadfast for the Future of Responsible and Affordable Offshore Wind
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