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The Sierra Club
San Francisco, CA
Interests: environment, climate change
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This week on Sierra Club Radio: Richard Bell, co-author of a book called Nukespeak Avital Binshtock from Sierra Magazine shares tips on how to green your office Cris Costello talks with us about "red tide" in Florida and how the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sierra Club Radio
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The archaeological case for protecting Greater Canyonlands "Greater Canyonlands holds some of the most scientifically important cultural resources to be found anywhere in North America," says professional archaeologist and author Jerry D. Spangler. "To venture into this landscape - as anyone willing to tread lightly and respectfully can do - is to walk through time with wonder and awe, marveling at the secrets of our collective past." Secrets of the Past in a Rugged Land: The archaeological case for protecting Greater Canyonlands takes the reader through 12,000 years of human history embedded in that landscape, offering highlights of the remarkable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Lay of the Land
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"Coursing through Midtown, from Columbus Circle to Times Square and the Far West Side, the People's Climate March was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big." So said the New York Times in its front-page coverage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Compass
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Repeat show from November 13, 2010 Mark Sumner, author of The Evolution of Everything: How Selection Shapes Culture, Commerce, and Nature Martin Reed from I Love Blue Sea, on sustainable seafood Steve Pine and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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Gas drilling rig near Clearville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Schmerling. By Ivy Main, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Chair I grew up with brothers, so I knew from an early age that the easiest way to make friends with guys was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Compass
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October 1 is Yosemite National Park's 124th anniversary. World-renowned for its towering granite monoliths like Half Dome and El Capitan, its waterfalls -- including Yosemite Falls, North America's highest -- and the unique grandeur of Yosemite Valley, the park's establishment in was arguably the most notable conservation achievement in the career of Sierra Club founder John Muir, pictured above with President Theadore Roosevelt at Glacier Point. Muir first visited Yosemite in 1868 and advocated tirelessly for the park's creation for the next two decades. In 1889, he took Century Magazine editor Robert Underwood Johnson to Tuolumne Meadows, in what was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Lay of the Land
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Jeanine Cotter, CEO of solar installation company Luminalt Rachel Butler, National Organizer for the Sierra Club's Green Transportation Campaign, on the increase in bike commuting Avital Andrews from Sierra Magazine talks about whether or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Compass
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By Robin Everett, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Last year, members of the Pacific Northwest's Lummi Nation made a historic trip to the Otter Creek Valley of Montana with a traditional, hand-carved totem pole. Together with local ranchers and members... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Compass
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Natalie Foster, Executive Director of Peers, a grassroots organization that supports the sharing economy movement Sierra Magazine's Avital Andrews shares green lifestyle tips Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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Photo from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Labor Day represents the end of summer-- and nothing says summer quite like a trip to the beach. At the beginning of summer, my family spent a few wonderful days exploring the beaches lining a small South Carolina coastal town. Enjoying the catch of the day at a local crab shack, we gazed at a sign across the road at a grocery store that pleaded "Don't ruin our ocean with sonic cannons." As we talked to long -time residents, we were struck by the deep concern they have that drilling for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Lay of the Land
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Peter Scott from Burn Design Labs talks with us about sustainable stoves in the developing world William Anderson from the Native American Moapa Band of Paiutes tribe on the Reid Gardner coal plant Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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After a two-year campaign by 50 organizations in the Power Indy Forward Coalition, Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) has announced its intention to stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant in 2016 and close the unlined coal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Compass
Years ago, the conventional wisdom was that going up against the coal industry was a losing proposition. After all, there was a reason the industry was called "King Coal." But after a decade in which more than 180 proposed coal plants were defeated or withdrawn -- and an additional 170... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Coming Clean
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach, talks about his new company PUBLIC Bikes Kim Wasserman from Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and a mother of two kids with asthma, on why it's time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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Photo courtesy of BMW The BMW i3 made its debut in U.S. markets in May. The best way to describe the car is that it's radically different. It really looks like a concept car; its design is futuristic and colorful,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Compass
This week on Sierra Club Radio: For our 400th episode we go back into the archives to some of our favorite guests: Ashley Judd and Arianna Huffington. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Our last in a four part series revisiting previous winners of the Goldman prize. This week, 2010 winners Lynn Henning and Humberto Rios Labrada as well as 2008 winners Rosa Hilda Ramos and Ignace... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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"This stretch of beach is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs, and the other stretch of beach is where Hawksbill turtles lay eggs," our local volunteer Ricardo pointed out to us as we stood on the wide sandy beach northeast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This is the Northeastern Ecological Corridor, eight miles of beach and over 2,000 acres of forest, critical to the survival of leatherback and hawksbill turtles. Leatherback turtles are an ancient species that have been in our oceans for over 50 million years. Adults can be eight feet long and weigh 2,000 pounds. They are deep sea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Lay of the Land
This week on Sierra Club Radio: The 3rd in our 4 part series on previous Goldman Prize winners - this week, Hilton Kelley and Dmitry Lisitsyn, two of the winners from 2011. Catherine Tatge on her film, John Muir in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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Today, leading environmental groups and corporate campaigning organizations released an open letter to major corporations -- the biggest consumers of tar sands, the dirtiest oil on the planet -- calling on the corporations to take responsibility for the disastrous effect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Compass
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Our second in a four-part series that looks back at past winners of the Goldman Prize, the premier international award for environmental activism. This week, Ikal Angelei and Caroline Cannon, two of the winners... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Our first in a four-part series that looks back at past winners of the Goldman Prize, the premier international award for environmental activism. This week, Maria Gunnoe and Yuyun Ismawati, two of the winners... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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By Rachel Rye Butler Tomorrow, Saturday June 12, activists from affected communities in the Bay Area refinery corridor and along crude by rail blast zones will come together for the last of four Refinery Healing Walks, which have traced a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Compass
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In a victory for wild lands and our climate, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson last week rejected Arch Coal's plans to bulldoze six miles of roads through 1,700 acres of Colorado's wild and natural Sunset Roadless Area in order to expand its underground West Elk coal mine. While... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The Planet