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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You



Your actions and generosity over the past year will allow us to continue to Resist, Recruit, Train, and Sustain a burgeoning movement.

We will continue to stand up to the Trump administration. We will build our movement into the strongest it has ever been.

We must—and you have proved to us that we will—stand united.

Those who would destroy our air, water, climate, lands, communities and health would love nothing more than to divide us and make us afraid. But working together we will prevail.

Thank you for being there. And thank you for your inspiring dedication to the ongoing fight.

Pruitt-Zinke Airlines -- A Taxpayer Funded Airline!

Don’t let this one fly over your head -- EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke like to spend hundreds of thousands of hard-earned taxpayer dollars to take personal, private luxury flights. Now YOU can too, with PZ Air.

Solar 101



Despite popularity and record-breaking growth, rooftop solar is increasingly under attack by lobbyists from power companies that are fighting policies that would expand solar access and benefits.

The rooftop solar policy most directly under attack is called “net metering,” which is the process where the owner of a solar panel is paid fair rates by the power company for the electricity they are contributing to the electricity grid. Utility and power companies across the country are attempting to curtail the rates it pays back to customers, which creates fewer incentives for people to invest in solar.

In the past 5 years, state legislatures or state public service commissions in Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Maine and Indiana have cut net metering programs, stunting the growth of solar in some of the sunniest parts of our nation. Nevada’s program has since been reinstated.

Sign this petition to tell your utility to protect solar customers and keep pro-solar net metering in place!

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Share with your friends: The Keystone XL pipeline has already been rejected once, and with your work, it will remain just another pipe dream for Big Oil.

An Inconvenient Sequel

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Learn more about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power here.

10 Actions to Resist Trump's Historic Paris Mistake

Today, Donald Trump made a historic mistake by announcing he will be withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. This unprecedented move is catapulting the U.S. into last place -- we’re now one of only three countries in the entire world who aren’t a part of the Agreement. In case you were wondering, that’s yuge, and in the worst way possible.

Trump’s ignorance on climate action has ceded U.S. leadership and irreparably tarnished our ability to work with other nations. Generations from now, people will be able to look back at this moment and pinpoint one of the lowest points in our history.

But, fear not! Trump and his corporate polluting cronies may want you to think that this decision will bring international climate action to a screeching halt, but the Agreement will move forward with or without Trump. In fact, no other country has even indicated that they will follow the U.S. out of the Agreement. It’s the opposite, actually. Countries like China, India, and the EU have all reaffirmed their commitments to the Paris Agreement and have said that they will continue to move forward on climate action even without the U.S.

That sentiment is echoed by businesses, local elected officials, and a majority of Americans in all 50 states. The world should know that state and local action in the United States is moving strongly forward even in the face of Trump's historic mistake. For every terrible decision Trump makes, grassroots activists, frontline communities, local governments, and concerned people across the country are fighting to make sure climate action and clean energy growth continues. Ini fact, with our allies, Sierra Club members and supporters have helped retire more than 250 polluting coal plants - seven this year - and helped more than 25 American cities commit to getting 100 percent of their energy from clean, renewable sources.

We aren’t going to wait around for our climate denier-in-chief to play catch up -- our resistance is sustainable and we are fighting back. In other words, you’re not alone, and there are lots of things you can do to respond to Trump and keep up the #resistance.

Adventure Not War



For Sierra Club Outdoors Director Stacy Bare, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the healing power of nature is more than a warm and fuzzy bromide—it's a powerful tool for saving lives shattered by the trauma of war, including his own. In Adventure Not War, a new short film released by the Nature Company, Stacy and two fellow veterans return to the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.

Featuring:
Stacy Bare, Captain, US Army, Director of Sierra Club Outdoors
Robin Brown, Captain, US Army
Matt Griffin, Captain, US

We Need the EPA and Here's Why



Do you love clean air and clean water? Then you love the EPA, so help us #SaveTheEPA from Donald Trump's attacks. Send a message today!

L.A. Gardens



Through community gardens, students in Los Angeles are learning more about where their food comes from and connecting to nearby nature. Thanks to our partners WYLD and Muir Ranch.

200K Strong at the Peoples Climate Movement 2017



More than 200,000 people marched in DC at the Peoples Climate March on April 29, 2017 and tens of thousands more marched at sister marches across the country. To change everything, we need everyone -- and this was a powerful display of a climate movement that is growing ever-bigger, stronger, and more diverse. What's next? We march on to strengthen the climate resistance in our communities!!

Here are 10 ways you can take action: sc.org/marchon

We Hold These Truths



Chloe Sevigny and Joseph Gordon-Levitt narrate this short film promoting the April 29 Peoples Climate March with music by CYN. It's the product of a collaboration between Chromista, All City and the Sierra Club with the Oscar-nominated Darren Aronofsky serving as executive producer.

Oppose Zinke for Secretary of the Interior



Rep. Zinke, Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Interior, talks a good game on conservation, but when it comes down to it he sides with those who would drill, degrade and dismantle our public lands. Oppose Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior.

Call your senator at 1-347-269-4100 or text NOZINKE to 69866.

Stop Pruitt From Destroying Our Public Lands



Scott Pruitt wants to give fossil fuel companies unchecked access to carve up our public land.

Stop Pruitt from destroying our sacred places. Send a message to oppose Scott Pruitt's nomination to head of the EPA!

Reject #REexxon



The nomination of Rex Tillerson, CEO of one of the largest and most environmentally destructive fossil fuel corporations in the world, to serve as the United States' top diplomat is not only unprecedented – it’s dangerous and irresponsible. Donald Trump is fundamentally corrupting our democracy and scamming the American people. Tillerson’s nomination is just one more example of how Trump’s government will put corporate profits and political favors above people and the planet. Take action to tell your Senators to oppose Rex Tillerson's nomination for Secretary of State.

Rising Seas Submerge “The Trump Building” on Wall Street



The nation’s largest environmental organization drew attention to the stark contrast between the parade of climate science deniers among Trump’s transition staff, White House appointees and cabinet nominees, and the action which the world needs in order to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Sierra Club also specifically singled out Scott Pruitt, Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency and a climate science denier.

"President-elect Donald Trump will be the only head of state in the world to deny the science and dangers of the climate crisis, and he has followed through on that extremism by putting fossil fuel industry hacks and other climate deniers in the most prominent positions in his new administration" said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. “It’s not just the American people who won’t accept inaction on the climate crisis, it’s a world united as one which came together through the Paris climate agreement.”

The light projection of rising seas sweeping over Trump’s iconic building was accompanied by advocacy messages lining the pillars of the structure, including “Don’t Trump the Planet”. Other buildings on Wall Street were illuminated with messages opposing Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt. They read: “Don’t let Pruitt Trump the Planet” and “Polluter Pruitt will make EPA ‘Every Polluters’ Ally’ ”.

"Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires” said Brune.

"Trump must choose whether he will go down in history as the person who put our planet back on a path to climate disaster while destroying relationships with nations around the globe, or whether he will accelerate the progress we have made to tackle this crisis and build on the booming clean energy economy,” said Brune. “If Trump keeps choosing to drag us backwards to the dirty energy of the past, he will find unfettered opposition every step of the way."

Patriotism and Public Lands

Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club Outdoors and a veteran of the Iraq War, speaks about the importance of the healing powers of the outdoors.

Learn more about Sierra Club Military Outdoors and the benefits being outdoors has for veterans at http://www.sc.org/vets.

Keri Russell Speaks out for the Arctic

Actress Keri Russell highlights the urgent need to protect America’s Arctic. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the nation’s last great wilderness areas. Yet it faces growing threats from dirty fuel development and climate disruption.

Join us in calling on President Obama to permanently protect the coastal plain of the Refuge from drilling and other threats.

Happy Birthday, National Park Service!


For the past 100 years, the National Park Service has represented something special. It has taken the idea that there is intrinsic value in preserving our lands and made it a reality -- a system of national parks for all to enjoy and explore.

Stop Toxic Trade Deals

Keeping dirty fuels in the ground requires rejecting corporate trade deals like the TPP. Actress Evangeline Lilly explains how We The People can stand up to corporate polluters and Stop the TPP!

Viggo Mortensen and Sierra Club Celebrate NPS100

"Captain Fantastic" star Viggo Mortensen teams up with the Sierra Club to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and looks forward to the next 100 years of conservation and nearby nature. Mortensen stars in "Captain Fantastic" as a counter-culture father living off the grid in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six children. In theaters now, the film explores important themes including capitalism, and the growing divide between man and nature.

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