May 6, 2014
It started off innocently enough. After months upon months of delays, the U.S. Senate was finally prepared to bring Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act to the floor for a vote this week. But, an actual vote in the...
July 11, 2014
By Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors Director via sierraclub.typepad.com Read all about the new name, and same acronym, for Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) our amazing program working with 15,000 folks each year to get outdoors in an amazing, now 55 cities and towns across the country! Want...
July 11, 2014
By Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors Director Please join us in our excitement over a new name for our beloved ICO program. As of July 1, we are no longer Inner City Outings. We are Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors. The acronym ICO and the mission -- to provide opportunities for people...
July 10, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo: Bob Jagendorf) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing whatever he can to prevent his state from supporting clean energy jobs and climate action. On Monday, Christie again took the path of big polluters by pulling New Jersey out of the Regional...
July 9, 2014
I was first introduced to the Sierra Club as a 23 year old participant on a rafting trip with Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) -formerly Inner City Outings. There are fifty five ICO groups across the country and each group collaborates with community partners to go outdoors with people who may...
It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
What our readers have to say . . .
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
Uh oh: A giant hornet with a bad temper that can fly at 25 miles per hour and is attracted to the smell of sweat--or fear.
90 companies around the world have caused nearly two-thirds of all global greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Age.
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
Bikes are already pretty near perfect. Here are 5 ways to make them even more visible, safe, and fun.