Grassroots Action, Powerful Reach. Local Groups serve smaller geographic areas within the state. Each group carries out the Sierra Club’s mission at the grassroots level. Some of the activities may include promoting conservation, developing campaigns, organizing outings, educating and engaging members, endorsing local political candidates. They hold regular meetings that may have a range of topics from education to engagement to just plain fun. Local Groups are a great way to get to know the activists who live near you, and engage powerfully in the local issues that matter. Each Group also appoints a delegate to represent the interests of the Group on the Chapter Executive Committee.
Choose your region to find your Group*
North Jersey (Hackensack)
Passaic & Bergen
Gateway (formerly Essex County Group)
Essex (except for Livingston, Millburn, and Roseland), plus Elizabeth and Hillside
Skylands (formerly Northwest Jersey Group)
Sussex and northern Warren Counties
Serving all of Hudson County
Somerset & Middlesex Counties
Hunterdon and Southern Warren Counties
Serving all of Ocean County, from the Pine Barrens to the Shore
Jersey Shore (Oceanport)
South Jersey (Linwood)
Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, & Salem
Morris and Union Counties (except for Elizabeth and Hillside), plus Livingston, Millburn, and Roseland, (approximately)
West Jersey (Collingswood)
Serving Most of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties
* Note: These geographic areas are approximate: You’re welcome to participate in the Group that aligns with your local interest.
Special Interest Sections
Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO)
Our motto is “No Child Left Inside.” NJ ICO is dedicated to providing safe and fun wilderness trips for children and teens who otherwise would have limited access to the outdoors. Volunteer leaders collaborate with community partners to facilitate, lead and promote events that will educate and foster a love of nature and the outdoors for these young people. Our program works to reduce barriers by providing gear, transportation and trip fees. Our leaders create opportunities to explore, enjoy, and advocate for nature.
Promoting environmental activism and gender equity. We offer hikes, cleanups and meetings.
Senior/50 Plus Section
Offering a regular calendar of activities and events, including hikes, clean ups, social gatherings, dinners and other functions intended for members over 50.
Sierra Student Coalition
A semi-autonomous organization of college and high-school students.