Sierra Club Joins Nationwide Earth Day Actions Calling for Investments in Climate, Care, Jobs, and Justice


WASHINGTON, DC -- This Earth Day, thousands of Sierra Club and coalition members and activists are taking to the streets and creating public art to call on President Biden and Congress to fulfill their commitments for large-scale investments to address the climate crisis, the unaffordability of basic goods and services, and rampant injustice.

On Saturday, April 23, the Sierra Club will join dozens of organizations in actions in Washington, DC, Phoenix, AZ, and Atlanta, GA, and in distributed actions across the country to demonstrate the overwhelming support for a suite of investments in climate, care, jobs, and justice. This movement of movements will raise up the voices of those in low-income and Black and Brown communities who are disproportionately affected by climate-fueled disasters, economic inequity, and the negative health impacts of air and water pollution.

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Sierra Club President Ramon Cruz Released the Following Statement:

“President Biden and Congress have before them a once-in-a-generation chance to meaningfully tackle the existential dangers presented by warming temperatures caused by rising greenhouse gas emissions — at heart, caused by greed and willful lack of foresight. 

“The recent IPCC reports make it clear that humanity has only one option to avert complete calamity: to swiftly transition away from fossil fuels and onto clean energy – creating an opportunity to put millions of Americans to work while doing so. We not only have an imperative to address the climate crisis but also the means to do so; however, doing so requires the political will to make transformational investments at the scale and speed the crisis demands.

“Robust climate action must be paired with investments that will help families handle the ever-rising costs of everything from child care to home electricity to prescription drugs. A comprehensive package must foster millions of family-sustaining union jobs through investments in health care, clean energy, transit, clean manufacturing, climate resilience, and more across all sectors of the economy. And Congress must pass investments that will secure environmental justice for communities that have long borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and systemic injustices.

“For more than 50 years, Earth Day has served as a beacon highlighting what is possible when people come together to advocate for critical change. This Earth Day, Congress has a vital opportunity to make crucial, transformational investments to ensure the health of all people and our planet. The Sierra Club calls on the President and Congress to act.  It is time to deliver — our climate and our communities can't wait.”


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with millions of members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit