• Call for NYC Executive Committee Nominations

    The Sierra Club NYC Group is looking for committed activists to serve on the Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom). The ExCom meets monthly on a weekday evening to decide on environmental issues and resources to promote what we believe in through: -lobbying -writing -new member engagement -conservation initiatives -educating on social media, forums and the like […]

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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Campaign Three years ago we faced a situation where the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) proposed to repower three outdated and unnecessary gas plants and build a massive new 900 megawatt gas plant.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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  • Victory for Climate Change Action at ExxonMobil

    At ExxonMobil’s recent annual meeting, 62% of investors voted to require the energy giant to analyze and disclose climate change risks it faces, mirroring similar votes at Occidental Petroleum and PPL Corporation. These votes make clear that investors realize that climate change is a huge concern for energy companies, and in a historic shift they are now demanding […]

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  • Sierra Club joins 55 groups to support NYC polystyrene foam ban

    Sierra Club was pleased to join 55 organizations in signing the below letter, which was delivered to the office of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito this week. In the letter, the groups explain their opposition to Int. 1480, which would advance an industry-inspired “recycling” bill for polystyrene foam, and urge support for Int. 1596, a bill that would […]

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