• Forest Immersion Provides a Host of Health Benefits

    Most of us sense that taking a walk in a forest is good for us. We take a break from the rush of our daily lives. We enjoy the beauty and peace of being in a natural setting. Now, research is showing that visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits, both mental and physical. […]

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  • Simple Tips to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

    Here are some simple things you can do tonight, or tomorrow, or this weekend to make your home or apartment a more eco-friendly place. Swap in some LED bulbs. It’s tempting to spring for the incandescents at the corner store, but a six-pack of LEDs can last 13 years per bulb. Use more rags, fewer paper towels. We’re not saying no paper towels, […]

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  • Spotlight on Prospect Park Alliance’s Greenhouse

    This year, the Prospect Park Alliance horticultural crew dug in and got their hands dirty in order to make an exciting new addition to their team: a greenhouse. The existing structure, located in the park’s Garage Compound space for maintenance and operations, had last been used for this purpose roughly 20 years ago, and had served as storage in recent years. […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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/

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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), […]

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  • 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:  

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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