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The Sierra Club
San Francisco, CA
Interests: environment, climate change
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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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 But after a decade in which more than 180 proposed coal plants were defeated or withdrawn -- and an additional 170...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
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, one of our country's greatest tools for protecting America's wild places. Signed into law on September 3, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and set aside an initial nine million acres of wild lands for the use and enjoyment of the American people. Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America's support for wilderness, Congress has added nearly 100 million more acres to this unique land preservation system - in 44 out of 50 states and Puerto Rico.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Lay of the Land
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Jigar Shah joins us to talk about the solar industry and his new book, Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy Eric Roston from Bloomberg.com on their environmental coverage at Bloomberg.com/Sustainability Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Ben Montgomery on his book Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Henry Nichols, author of The Galapagos Avital Andrews shares green tips for the 4th of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Sierra Club's Aaron Isherwood talks with us about his recent trip to the Amazon to learn about the Achuar people's fight against oil drilling on their land Jay Shoenberger on his new book, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Paul Loeb talks with us about the new edition of his book, The Impossible Will Take a Little While Mary Anne Hitt on a major step forward on climate -- the EPA's new proposed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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By Rachel Rye Butler, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Organizer "No Tar Sands!" That's the message the activist light brigade delivered to attendees of the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego this week when they crashed the corporate beach party... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Compass
This week on Sierra Club Radio: We bring back one of our favorite interviews, a recent conversation with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall about her new book, Seeds of Hope. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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30 great hikes and an inside look at National Parks Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at The Green Life
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On Wednesday, May 21, President Obama gave a gift to all Americans, proclaiming nearly 500,000 acres of the Organ Mountains- Desert Peaks range as our nation's newest national monument. Home to wildlife, cultural and historical treasures, the Organ Mountains tower 9,000 feet tall just east of the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. This unique natural treasure is now permanently protected thanks to more than ten years of hard work by the people of Las Cruces joining with groups such as the Sierra Club. Last Friday, I joined the Las Cruces community to host Secretary of the Interior Sally... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Lay of the Land
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"Fracking" finds its way into the dictionary. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at The Green Life
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The National Parks' sustainable new look may change your mind about saying no to a family road trip this summer. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at The Green Life