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A Fight for Our Future

Michael Brune | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Because President Barack Obama has stood with us on the side of health, prosperity, and progress for all American families, I am proud to announce that the Sierra Club is endorsing him for reelection.

Obama To Get Slew Of Green Endorsements

Politico | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will receive endorsements Wednesday from the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action and Environment Ame...

The New World Bank President's First Night

Carl Pope | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The kinds of "big" development schemes that come most easily to the World Bank often bring with them nominal increases in gross domestic product, but only do so by degrading natural and community systems on which billions of people depend.

Celebrating the Military Child Outdoors

Michael Brune | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Over the years, we've learned that outdoor programs can also help build resiliency and strength within military families. Getting kids and their parents outdoors together allows them to have fun and reconnect through the healing power of nature.

Michigan State Calls for Clean Energy on Campus

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

MSU Beyond Coal has collected over 10,000 petition signatures to retire the dirty, aging plant over the course of their 2.5 year campaign.

Military Kids are My Heroes

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Stacy Bare

For me, these young people, who have not asked to be a member of the military or veteran community but are literally born into national service, are heroes.

WATCH: Celebs Share Their Favorite Destinations For Earth Day

Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and to get in the spirit the Sierra Club has posted a video celebrating awesome Earthly locales. In the video, ...

Let Success Breed Success

Michael Brune | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We could go on disproportionately subsidizing fossil fuels that harm our health, national security and environment and add insult to injury by actively discouraging development of the energy sectors that will eventually allow us to leave fossil fuels behind.

Major New Clean Energy Projects Lauded by Business, Labor, Environmental Organizations

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are replacing dirty coal power with clean renewable energy that won't harm public health but will create good jobs. Now, we need to unlock this kind of innovation and job creation in every state in America. This is our energy future!

Obama's Monumental Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Last November, Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Virginia's Fort Monroe, an important and symbolic Civil War site. It was an admirable choice, but so far it has been his only choice. If I were president for a day, I'd start with these three.

VIDEO: Coal Will Say Anything

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Sierra Club has just launched a new series of videos underscoring how truly ridiculous it is for the coal industry to claim coal is safe and harmless.

"Our Land, Our Decision": Kosovo Protests World Bank and U.S. Plans for New Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While the U.S. has stopped building new coal plants and has rejected 166 proposed coal plants in the past decade, some of our government institutions are, inexplicably, trying to force new coal plants on other countries.

New Carbon Pollution Safeguards Will Protect Our Health, Our Children's Future

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every family has the right to breathe clean air, free from the toxic pollution. By establishing carbon pollution protections, the EPA is moving forward to clean up and modernize the way we power our country.

State by State, Americans Are Continuing the Drumbeat for Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In Michigan, not only is the state's renewable energy standard creating jobs and generating millions of dollars of investment, but the ongoing movement for clean energy has also meant that some renewable sources of energy -- particularly wind power -- are now cheaper than coal.

Diversity in the Outdoors, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

The good news about diversity in the outdoors is that there already a number of outstanding groups and organizations doing a lot of great work to get everyone outside. All of us though, need to do a better job telling the story and more people need to get involved.

Will Plant Be Beneficial Or Dirty And Reckless?

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Environmental groups have asked regulators and the state Supreme Court to stop construction at Mississippi Power's $2.7 billio...

Shell's Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.

New Plans for Coal Exports Are Bad Business

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are determined to stop these dirty coal exports across the region and instead build a clean energy future that protects the Pacific Northwest's environment, health and economy.

Shell Game

Michael Brune | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Shell wants a judge to block challenges to its drilling plans that no one's even made yet. The real message to anyone who believes America's Polar Bear Seas just might not be the smartest place to start drilling oil wells: get out of the way, there's money to be made.

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

Ryan Grim

Natural Gas Bill Profits Four Billionaires | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On any given day, Congress is likely to be considering some type of legislation that would funnel taxpayer cash to a handful of rich men...

McKibben's Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Still, if we forgo natural gas, what are our alternatives? And that was my stance too until I read McKibben's article. Now I'm fiercely on the environmental side. How did he persuade me? His masterful command of language.

The Nation's 100th Coal-Fired Power Plant Retirement

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Now, by retiring existing coal plants, we are saving lives, saving mountains, and saving the planet -- all while clearing a path for clean energy. Take a moment to celebrate this milestone for public health and the environment today.

Looking Beyond the Numbers

Michael Brune | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's 100th coal plant retirement is an important milestone, but we still have a lot of road ahead. Our goal is to retire one-third of the country's dirty coal plants by 2020 -- and replace them with clean-energy alternatives.

As Congress Fails to Act, Clean Energy Jobs Hang in the Balance

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Congress has so far failed to act on a common-sense measure that would ensure clean energy can continue to grow at a record pace. Tens of thousands of clean energy jobs hang in the balance.