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A Big Week for Public Health, Grassroots Activism

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Americans want clean energy. These winds of change are blowing not just on our coasts, but even in the heart of Appalachian coal country.

Hope for Illinois State Parks and Great Outdoors?

Jack Darin | Posted 07.28.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Summer is here again, and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors in the months ahead. Will our beautiful state parks be open and in good shape when we're ready to get outside?

Tell the EPA You Support Carbon Pollution Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If anything, the EPA is arriving late in the game, following in the footsteps of community leaders, governors, state regulators, and financiers who all realized, in the past decade, that new power plants in this country must deal with their carbon pollution.

The Bike: A Well-Rounded Invention

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

After two centuries of existence, the bike still is a very well-rounded invention. It's our protections and safeguards that cannot keep up with this brilliant idea.

Coal Use Drops to Record Lows While Clean Energy Soars

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

What energy companies should be doing is focusing on how to transition away from dangerous fossil fuels and invest in clean energy and a just transition for workers. One key measure that will help that transition is, unfortunately, in jeopardy.

Lucia Graves

Anti-Arctic Drilling Activists Swarm The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Because sometimes to get your point across you need to dress up as an Arctic Tern, scores of anti-drilling activists on Tuesday gathered...

Into the Woods: The Noah Pippin Case

Stacy Bare | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Noah Pippin, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and our war in Iraq, went out into the woods and did not come back.

Banks Risk Public Health, Mountains, and Climate by Financing Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Although the clean energy economy is gaining steam and our use of coal is declining, Appalachia is still threatened by mountaintop removal coal mining. These attacks on Appalachia's mountains and communities also from the banks that finance these operations.

Polar. Bear. Dance. Party.

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A polar bear dance party in Miami is aimed at raising awareness about the need to protect the Arctic Ocean. The dancers are expected to dres...

outhwestern Tribes Lead 3-Day March to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We can do better than coal -- for the Moapa Band of Paiutes, other Native American tribes and all Americans.

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

Why the Sierra Club Is Endorsing President Obama

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the battle for our nation's future, President Obama has stood on the side of health, prosperity, and progress for all American families and against the greed of corporate polluters.

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.