• Outdoors Theory of Change Team – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

    Volunteer applications due July 30th Do you think the Sierra Club should elevate the power of connecting people to nature? Do you think about ways that the Sierra Club could better support and build outings? Want to leverage your experience into something with a big impact? Join us!   We are creating a staff and […]

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  • Democracy Now Video: Environmental Activists Jailed

    Two environmental activists, James Cromwell and Pramilla Malik, were jailed last week, putting themselves on the line to protect the planet and stick up for what they believe in. https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2017-0714.mp4

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  • Call for NYC Executive Committee Nominations

    The NYC Group is looking for committed activists to serve on the Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom). If you know of a knowledgeable, committed, and energetic environmentalist (including yourself) who is willing to serve on the ExCom, let us know.   The ExCom meets monthly on a weekday evening to mobilize and deploy resources of money […]

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  • Westchester Council Airport Threat to NYC Water

    The Sierra Club New York City Group objects strongly to the privatization and expansion of the Westchester County Airport, and we urge you to do all in your power to prevent it. Expansion of the airport would put New York City drinking water at great risk. Stormwater from the airport flows into the Kensico Reservoir, […]

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  • A Renewable Energy Future for Long Island

    by Lisa Dix, Senior New York Representative , Sierra Club, Beyond Coal Campaign Three years ago we faced a situation where the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) proposed to repower three outdated and unnecessary gas plants and build a massive new 900 megawatt gas plant. No More. In late April, after much public and political […]

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  • Activists Push Back Against Trump’s Proposed EPA cuts

    Reposted from Forrest Miller, Legislative Gazette, June 28, 2017. A statewide coalition comprised of more than 110 environmental groups launched a last-ditch effort to convince lawmakers to reject President Trump’s proposed EPA budget. The “Save The EPA Campaign” cites President Trump’s proposed 31 percent EPA cut as its main concern, saying that such a cut […]

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  • Atlantic Chapter Calls for ExCom Nominations

    The Atlantic Chapter Executive Committee (ExCom) sets Sierra Club conservation policy in New York State and administers the Chapter. The Chapter ExCom meets in person four times a year and has conference calls several times a year. Some ExCom members are chosen by their local Groups. Others, the nine at-large delegates, are elected by the […]

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  • Watch Clips from our 2017 Sustainability Series Speakers

    Watch clips from April’s Sustainability Series speakers. Talks were themed around “A New Cultural Ethic For Our Planet, Looking To The Future:  Climate and Population Pressures on Humans And The Environment.” Teen Ethic: Alex Loznak, Plaintiff in Juliana vs US:  Youth Challenge the US government for protection from Climate Change Wildlife Ethic: Liz Bennett, Vice President, Species […]

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  • Renewable Energy Initiatives in New York City

    by Lisa DiCaprio, NYC Group Conservation Chair   Initiatives by the NYC City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio illustrate how various sites can transition from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy. The NYC People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit, held in NYC in September 2014, inspired a City Council resolution in support […]

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  • Tesla and Panasonic reveal range of discreet solar panels

    Recently, Tesla and collaborator Panasonic unveiled a line of new solar panels that can fit neatly onto existing roofs, rather than requiring users to replace roof tiles. The line comes as part of Tesla’s recent deal with Panasonic to create solar cells at its ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Buffalo, New York. According to Electrek, Panasonic will create the panels for Tesla’s […]

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