Sonya Ash(R), a performer with the Nanwalik Seal Dancers, and Sara Callaghan(L) of the Sierra Club, listen to Eyak Chief Marie Smith Jones during a candle light vigil in Anchorage, Alaska 23 March 1999 to remember the 10th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound. On March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez hit a reef and spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the sound near Cordova, Alaska.
Environmental lobbyists are pressing President Obama to turn more western lands into national monuments to prevent oil-and-gas companies from drilling there. The Sierra Club is leading the charge…More quotes »
Winner: Gordian Raacke
Raacke of East Hampton recently received the 31st annual Environmentalist of the Year Award from the Long Island Sierra Club in recognition of his efforts to reduce Long Island's dependence on fossil fuels. Raacke is founder and executive director of Renewable Read more »
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Remember when global warming policies were sold as painless tweaks that would make us all wealthier? Now a Sierra Club editor refers to those policies as "a bitter pill" that must be "pushed down the throat of Congress"
by taking the high moral ground on this issue than to see him wimp out just so that another ineffectual Democrat can win the White House in 2016. Richard Nunno, Washington The writer is editor of the Sierra Club’s DC chapter newsletter, Capital Sierran. 6/18/13 from Tom Nelson Read more »
Letter: We all worked to save trees
to thank three organizations for their efforts to save Washington Park trees in Union City: the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, which passed a resolution dated May 14, 2011 citing "the loss of tree coverage and its cooling advantage in the summer . 6/18/13 from NJ.com Read more »
Tiger's whiskers are pulse detectors
Club magazine discusses "4 Ordinary Animals with Superhero Abilities." (Flight is not included.) My favorite tidbit is about a tiger's whiskers: They are filled with sensitive nerve endings, which help them detect distances and changes in their surroundings. 6/18/13 from Boing Boing Read more »
VIDEO: Building Advocates for Clean Energy on Global Wind Day
June 15, the Sierra Club celebrated Global Wind Day, a worldwide event that is dedicated to showing the public the power and possibility of wind. As part of the celebration, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), held a “Construct a Turbine” competition 6/18/13 from Sierra Club Blog Read more »
Kazakhstan praised as green energy hub
on coal-fired power and ramp up clean energy, Kazakhstan is showing it is willing to back up words with actions,” the Sierra Club post states. “And given that Kazakhstan has a plethora of opportunities to develop fossil fuel resources, their message that green 6/18/13 from Kaus Files Read more »