• Celebrate Earth NYC 2018: Photos

    In honor of Earth Day 2018, Sierra Club NYC helped sponsor Celebrate Earth NYC 2018, an event intended to promote grassroots environmental activism, along with organizations including Food and Water Watch, Shut Down Indian Point, United for Action, 350NYC, Veterans For Peace, NYC Chap. Local 034, and Peace Action of NYS. Speakers and performers included Catherine […]

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  • Seattle Bans Plastic Utensils and Straws

    Reposted from CNN: A ban went into effect recently in Seattle outlawing plastic straws and utensils at “all food service businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops, food trucks, and institutional cafeterias.” Violators will be subject to a $250 fine. Businesses can opt for straws and utensils made from more environmentally friendly materials such as paper, […]

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  • Volunteer to Lobby Elected Officials for SC’s Atlantic Chapter

    The strength of the Sierra Club is our grassroots power and the thousands of members willing to act on behalf of New York’s environment. While Albany is the focus of attention during the legislative session, we can have an important influence over lawmakers when they are back in their home districts, making lobbying important both […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • Volunteer Opportunity: Bookkeeper

    Current volunteer opportunity exists to assist the Sierra Club’s NYC Group as a Bookkeeper. Responsibilities: Create monthly statements and an annual report. Quickbooks knowledge helpful. The NYC Group annual report is part of the national reporting system. Other volunteers will help you get acquainted with it. Can be conducted remotely, with help via phone. If […]

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