• 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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  • Sierra Club NYC Group: March For Our Lives Photos

    Nearly 200,000 protesters marched for New York City’s March For Our Lives protest last Saturday to demand action on gun control. Sierra Club supported the nationwide march, which boasted a total estimated attendance of over two million across multiple American cities. NYC March For Our Lives photos from NYC Group ExCom member Bonnie Webber below:

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  • Anti-pipeline ‘protest against climate change crisis’ found a legal ‘necessity’

    More than a dozen protesters who clambered into holes dug for a high pressure gas pipeline said they had been found not responsible by a judge after hearing them argue their actions to try and stop climate change were a legal “necessity”. Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, was among more […]

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  • Adirondacks’ Boreas Ponds Classification is Finalized

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just announced finalization of a long-awaited purchase and then land classification of a tract of former timberland in the Adirondacks. Following a compromise, 11,412 acres of land around Boreas Ponds, which is near the town of Newcomb, will be designated as wilderness, with another 9,118 acres being wild forest, which is […]

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  • Take Action: Don’t Frack the Delaware River Basin

    The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) issued draft natural gas regulations on Nov. 30. They proposed a ban on fracking but, illogically, also issued draft regulations that would allow the toxic wastewater produced by fracking to be stored, processed, and discharged in the Delaware River Watershed and allow water to be exported from the Basin […]

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  • Alliance for a Green Economy Issues Report on NY’s Upstate Nuclear Reactors

    To mark two nuclear anniversaries taking place within the coming weeks, Alliance for a Green Economy recently released a report on upstate New York’s nuclear reactors titled “Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe – 7 Years Later New York’s Upstate Nuclear Reactors: Still Expensive and Unsafe in an Era of Weak Enforcement”. This report provides specific examples and […]

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  • Volunteer Opportunity for Sierra Club Members

    We are looking for Sierra Club members to volunteer and attend training webinars for CORE III a Data Management System. Soon New York Sierra Club’s DATA Team will schedule a series of 5 trainings webinars. Each of these webinars will cover different tools within CORE III (the new data management system), so you may decide […]

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  • Community Board 7 Takes a Stand on Super-Tall Buildings

    Update We wanted to share with you an exciting update from the February 21st Community Board 7 Land Use Committee meeting regarding Super-Tall buildings. We asked for a resolution that: -Calls for no new shadows on Central Park -Defines height of floors -Limits the use of mechanical spaces to mechanical use and -Requires voids to […]

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  • Video Clip on Tree Tips from Trees New York

    Check out some quick and easy tips to care for your neighborhood street trees! Provided by Sam Bishop, Director of Education & Arborist with Trees NY. We had the pleasure of having Sam speak at our February 14 Sustainability Series event – Love Our Urban Trees.

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