Our Mission

The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. 

Our mission is

  • To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth
  • To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources
  • To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments

The New Jersey Chapter’s 20,000+ members are a powerful force working to defend our right to a livable environment. We are pushing back against years of discriminatory environmental policies, responsibly promoting clean energy sources like wind and solar, fighting plans for new and unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure, and working to make it possible for everyone to experience New Jersey’s unique and beautiful natural environment.



Asthma mortality rates are 3X higher among New Jersey's Black and Latinx residents

45% of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. 

30 YearsAverage life expectancy of a fossil fuel plant.

15%Estimated leakage of colorless, odorless, greenhouse effect-producing methane gas from a pipeline.

ForeverToxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, take so long to break down in our bodies and the environment that they are nicknamed “forever chemicals.” 


Become a Member

Join 20,000 New Jerseyans who are fighting to ensure that everyone has access to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment.