Chapter Mission, Vision & Values

Sierra Club Mission Statement

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 environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Our Vision

We envision a Bay Area where a diverse, inclusive, and well informed environmental movement has achieved a healthy and sustainable natural and urban environment that is an inspiration for communities everywhere.

Our Values

We Are Inclusive
We believe that to be successful, the environmental movement must lift up the voices of those most impacted by environmental degradation. We proactively seek, welcome, listen to, and amplify diverse perspectives.

We Have Mutual Respect
As a volunteer-driven, grassroots organization, we win by relying on the good intentions, support, and abilities of our fellow members, and we work collaboratively toward shared goals.

We Build Relationships
Our victories are built on strong, lasting, and reciprocal partnerships with our colleagues, allies, members, and decision-makers.

We Have Integrity
As the trusted local arm of one of the nation's oldest and largest environmental organizations, we are rooted in nearly a century of service to the mission of exploring, enjoying, and protecting the environment. We recognize the enormity of the challenges we face and live up to the Club’s legacy by committing to self-awareness, self-improvement, and accountability to our members.