Jul 2 Score One For the Trees Barbara Wilson had never been an activist until she learned that her power company was going to cut down her trees. But she and longtime Sierra Club activist Rufus Kinney pushed back and prevailed.
Apr 16 Club Prods Otter Tail To Do What It Oughter The Sierra Club and tribal activists—with a surprise visit from "Mr. Otter"—held a press conference promoting clean energy at the annual shareholder meeting of the Otter Tail Corporation after the company proposed to expand one of its coal-burning power plants.
Nov 9 Power Shift 2007 In early November, more than 5,500 students from around the country converged on Washington, D.C., for the first-ever national youth climate summit.
Oct 26 Spreading the Green Word in a Red Valley The Utah Valley Sierra Forum, an informal Sierra Club group, is re-energizing conservationists and facilitating conversations about the environment in Utah Valley, one of America's most conservative locales.
Sep 27 Faces Against ASARCO The Sierra Club has taken of a bi-national coalition working to keep the American Smelting and Refining Company's polluting copper smelter in El Paso, Texas, shuttered.
Aug 8 Sierra Club Leader Elected VP of Sportsmen's League Sierra Club organizer Tim Guilfoile, an avid sportsman who has been working to forge partnerships between environmentalists and the hunter/angler community, was elected VP of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen in June.
Jul 23 Sierra Club Action Confirms FEMA Inaction On Gulf Coast When refugees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were housed in FEMA trailers, many fell ill, and some even died. A Sierra Club campaign to test the trailers for toxics, publicize the results, and press for a congressional investigation now shows the agency dragged its feet, placing residents at risk.
Jun 25 Music To Their Ears: A Lyrical Encounter When two student activists met rocker Ben Folds on the street in downtown Des Moines and handed him a flyer, little did they imagine he would set it to music that evening.
Jun 22 Coal Plant Near Everglades Denied The Florida Sierra Club's efforts were rewarded when the state Public Service Commission gave the thumbs-down to a massive new coal-burning plant.
Jun 6 Offshore Wind Deal for Delaware The Sierra Club's Delaware Chapter spearheaded a grassroots effort to promote a first-in-the-nation offshore wind deal.
May 3 Ninth-Grader Gets the Lead Out Michelle Loke won a national community service award and has donated $5,000 to the Sierra Club to help get lead out of kids' toys and jewelry.
Apr 30 Sierra Club Has Bright Idea in Madison In Madison, Wisconsin, the Sierra Club has come up with a first-in-the-nation energy-saving idea for the city's rental properties that now appears poised for passage.
Jan 29 Staten Island Speedway Scuttled Tempers boiled over when a councilman was squeezed in a headlock at a public hearing, but the Sierra Club prevailed in beating back a proposed racetrack on Staten Island.