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The Sierra Club
San Francisco, CA
Interests: environment, climate change
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This week on Sierra Club Radio: Emily Green, Sierra Club's Great Lakes Director, on a big threat to the Great Lakes that many don't know about: invasive Asian carp Eugene Buchanan on his new book Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids Avital... Continue reading
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This week on Sierra Club Radio: Hollywood Actress Eva Mendes talks about why environmental issues are important to her, and what she does to go green Tierra Del Forte from Fair Trade USA on green Fair Trade fashion Green cuisine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health Gary Lincoff, author of The Joy of Foraging, talks with us about wild foods that you can find in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health Gary Lincoff, author of The Joy of Foraging, talks with us about wild foods that you can find in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Steve Hawk and Ami Vitale talk with us about a new photo series in Sierra magazine, The Cost of Coal Wendy Pabich on her book Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, on his new environmental project, the Mother Nature Network Ricki Ott, author of a new book called Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: This week we revisit a show from December 2011 where we talked with: Adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild on his trip to the Amazon to discover the impact of the proposed Belo Monte... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Janine Benyus, President of the Biomimicry Institute Adam Werbach, co-founder of Yerdle, a green website that promotes sharing instead of shopping Avital Andrews on green gift ideas Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation Bruce Rich, author of Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, the CEO of Green For All. Dominick Della Sala, Chief Scientist for the Geos Institute in Ashland, talks with us about the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Avital Andrews from Sierra Magazine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Kat Taylor, CEO and co-founder of One Pacific Coast Bank, joins us to talk about how your money can align with your values. Kate Galbraith, co-author of The Great Texas Wind Rush: How George... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Whale expert and naturalist Doug Chadwick on his book, The Grandest of Lives: Eye to Eye with Whales Andrea and Steve Bossio, whose family was featured on Dateline NBC when they were tested to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: We revisit our National Parks special! In Part 1, Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns talks with us about his documentary series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. Journalist Joan Hamilton on her article, Parks as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Tara Smith talks with us about her journey from the boardroom to the barnyard - leaving the corporate life to start a sustainable farm. Sierra Magazine's Avital Andrews share tips for green back-to-school products. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Nick Rosen talks with us about his book Off the Grid Avital Andrews from Sierra Magazine gives tips for greening your Halloween Barbara Bennett on her book Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman talks with us about his new book, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...for Good Angelika Pullen from WindMade talks about certifying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
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In a wise move, President Obama recently designated about 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, as our country’s newest national monument. It's a decision that came as the result of years of collaboration amongst a vibrant and diverse network of community leaders, a reflection of the many important roles the area's mountains and rivers play for local communities. One hundred and fifty years ago, Sierra Club founder John Muir explored the steep and picturesque peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains and marveled at their beauty. The new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument affirms that protecting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Lay of the Land
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers on their book What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption Avital Binshtock from Sierra Magazine gives tips for greening your bathroom Cris Costello talks with us about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Sierra Club Radio
As the threat of climate disruption becomes increasingly urgent, it makes sense that every source of greenhouse gas emissions should come under scrutiny. Both the reckless burning of fossil fuels and unsustainable agricultural practices are major contributors to greenhouse gas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Compass
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 Sep 27, 2014 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