• 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • Take Action: Tell your Senators not to gut organic agriculture protections!

    Bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. Monsanto’s monarch-harming Roundup®. Dow’s Agent Orange pesticide. All these toxic chemicals and more could soon find their way into organic agriculture — if some members of the Senate get their way. They’re trying to sneak this attack into the Farm Bill — a massive piece of legislation that touches every aspect of our food […]

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  • Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth – Students Visit Lamont-Doherty Observatory

    Recently, the Sierra Club’s NYC Group sponsored six NYC public school eighth grade classes to visit the Lamont-Doherty Observatory of Columbia University’s renowned Earth Institute. The Sierra Club extended these sponsorships through the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation, named for long-time Sierra Club Member and great educator and School Board Member and President, Sophie Gerson. […]

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  • Volunteer Opportunity: Bookkeeper

    Current volunteer opportunity exists to assist the Sierra Club’s NYC Group as a Bookkeeper. Responsibilities: Create monthly statements and an annual report. Quickbooks knowledge helpful. The NYC Group annual report is part of the national reporting system. Other volunteers will help you get acquainted with it. Can be conducted remotely, with help via phone. If […]

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  • New Study: EPA’s ‘Safe’ Levels of this Chemical in Your Food Aren’t So Safe After All

    Last summer, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced that our testing of Ben & Jerry’s popular ice cream flavors for glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller) turned up positive results in 10 of 11 samples we tested. Our critics fired back that the glyphosate levels we found were “well below” the levels that […]

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  • National Recycling Coalition on China’s Recycled Material Embargo

    National Recycling Coalition Press Release Issued May 15: Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S. China has not been the creator of today’s crisis in the industry – U.S. mills have been complaining for years – but China’s recent embargo of […]

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  • Another Voice: Wind turbines offer economic and environmental opportunity

    Article by Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Energy Committee Chair Bob Ciesielski; reposted from Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2018/04/25/another-voice-wind-turbines-offer-economic-and-environmental-opportunity/ In 2016, New York’s Clean Energy Standard committed to supplying 50 percent of our electricity from renewable energy. The plan to scale up further on renewable energy will help reduce dangerous pollutants, lessen climate change and protect our public health. […]

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  • New Reports Emerge Linking Gas Emissions with Human Activity

    Two new reports take a closer look at the link between human activities and increased greenhouse gas emissions. The first, a study coming from researchers at the University of Michigan and Tulane University, found that on any given day, 20 percent of Americans account for nearly half of U.S. diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high […]

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  • March Sustainability Series Summary: Pesticides are Poisons

    At Sierra Club NYC Group’s March Sustainability Series, three speakers highlighted the dangers of pesticides and the necessity of both personal and legislative actions and protections against the dangerous chemicals present within pesticides commonly used around New York. Sarah Evans, PhD MPH – Children’s Environmental Health Center, Mt. Sinai, NY Alexis Andiman – Earth Justice, […]

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