• In Memoriam: Allison Tupper

    On June 22, Allison Tupper, former chair of the Sierra Club’s NYC Group, passed away. She stepped into a demanding position at a difficult time and handled it with understated dignity. From Marcy Benstock: Allison was a principled, true-blue environmentalist who was dedicated to protecting and preserving the critical habitat in the lower Hudson River. […]

    Continue reading
  • Check Out Sierra Cub’s New Site for Volunteer Opportunities!

    Check Out Sierra Cub’s New Site for Volunteer Opportunities (both virtual and in-person): https://clubvolunteer.org/

    Continue reading
  • Do You Fly Much? Greenhouse Gases Are Only Part of the Problem

    by Diane Englander   The first thing you need to know about aviation’s effect on climate is that carbon emissions cause less than half the harm. When someone concerned about climate change thinks about airplane emissions, she thinks about carbon. In fact, carbon has also been the focus of high-level efforts to regulate aviation both […]

    Continue reading
  • Army Corps Announces Scoping Meetings for New York and New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, and partner agencies requests public input regarding the scope of the NY & NJ Harbors and Tributaries Study. Partners include, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), […]

    Continue reading
  • Poor People’s Campaign in Albany: Photos

    A few photos taken by Sierra Club NYC ExCom member Catherine Skopic from June’s Poor People’s Campaign in Albany, which focused on ecological devastation, climate change, and the right to health care:  

    Continue reading
  • Celebrate Earth NYC 2018: Photos

    In honor of Earth Day 2018, Sierra Club NYC helped sponsor Celebrate Earth NYC 2018, an event intended to promote grassroots environmental activism, along with organizations including Food and Water Watch, Shut Down Indian Point, United for Action, 350NYC, Veterans For Peace, NYC Chap. Local 034, and Peace Action of NYS. Speakers and performers included Catherine […]

    Continue reading
  • Seattle Bans Plastic Utensils and Straws

    Reposted from CNN: A ban went into effect recently in Seattle outlawing plastic straws and utensils at “all food service businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops, food trucks, and institutional cafeterias.” Violators will be subject to a $250 fine. Businesses can opt for straws and utensils made from more environmentally friendly materials such as paper, […]

    Continue reading
  • Volunteer to Lobby Elected Officials for SC’s Atlantic Chapter

    The strength of the Sierra Club is our grassroots power and the thousands of members willing to act on behalf of New York’s environment. While Albany is the focus of attention during the legislative session, we can have an important influence over lawmakers when they are back in their home districts, making lobbying important both […]

    Continue reading
  • Lisa DiCaprio Receives New York City Council Herstory Award

    March 28, 2018. Lisa DiCaprio, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club NYC Group (right) receives a 2018 New York City Council Herstory Award for her environmental advocacy. She was nominated for the award by Council Member Helen Rosenthal (left) who represents Lisa in the New York City Council.

    Continue reading
  • Lisa DiCaprio, Five Years of Activism: NYC Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment, Spring 2018 Sierra Atlantic

    by Lisa DiCaprio, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club NYC Group At a January 10, 2018, press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and several NYC pension trustees, including NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, announced a goal to divest, within five years, all fossil fuel investments from NYC’s pension funds. (Until very recently, Comptroller […]

    Continue reading