Our Executive Committee

Karl Palmquist (Chair)

Wayne Arden (Vice-Chair)

Abhishek Shah (Treasurer)

Alexander Francis (Secretary)

Alan Gerson

Mallory Rutigliano

Bonnie Weber

Kevin Costa

Jason Dragseth


Congratulations to Justin Brannan on his dominant victory in District 47! We know Justin will continue to be an environmental leader in the City Council.

Nobody wants to talk about climate change as they mop up their flooded basement after another storm, but it’s real. As we see stronger and more frequent storms dumping 3+ inches of rain per hour, investing in & prioritizing updating our aging infrastructure is crucial.

Get to Know the NYC Group

ESG and Sustainable Finance Committee focuses on sustainable development and green finance. We aim to promote education, understanding, and action on creating a nuanced, sustainable financial system.

Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a 100% volunteer-run program that empowers New York City youth to connect with the outdoors.

No Nuclear Committee works on nuclear energy issues, showing New York how nuclear energy is neither clean nor green.

Photography Committee members capture the beauty, excitement, and peacefulness of the natural world to promote its conservation.

Plastic Pollution Committee informs policymakers and the public about the plastic crisis in the state, while promoting sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental waste in New York.

Political Committee interviews candidates running for public office to endorse those whom we believe will be strong environmental leaders.

Population, Consumption, and Environment Committee helps to preserve the natural ecosystem by lobbying and raising awareness of excessive consumption and a growing population.

Urban Sustainability deals with neighborhood-based environmental issues, citywide land use, and policies impacting neighborhood environmental conditions and problems common to the NY/NJ metropolitan area.

Volunteer Board

Hey, New York!  NYC Sierra Club is looking for a social media and web design volunteer for the Digital Communication Team. Below is a brief description of what we’re looking for at this time:

• Create social media posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Manage NYC Group’s website via WordPress  

• Support committee meetings via Zoom

If interested in giving some time and expertise to the Digital Communication Team, please send an email to nycsierraclub.digital@gmail.com.

Putting Plastic in the Past

In collaboration with the NYC Group’s Plastic Pollution Committee and Project Defeat Denial

Starting this Earth Month, free yourself from plastic and follow our timeline to put plastic in the past! Click HERE to learn more about this collaboration to end our plastic waste.

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