• 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]