Cities and States Lead on Climate Change

By Jeff Biggers IOWA CITY — THE wind turbines that rise out of the cornfields here reminded me on a recent drive of one postelection truth, even in the red state of Iowa. As President-elect Donald J. Trump considers whether to break the United States commitment to the Paris...

You are invited to a Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Maurice M. Sampson II the newly appointed Director, Eastern Pennsylvania Clean Water Action

Please join us in welcoming Maurice M Sampson II, a life-long environmentalist, Philadelphia’s first recycling coordinator, national recycling advocate, and Delaware Valley entrepreneur. Maurice served on the National Clean Water Action Board of Directors for 25 years. A Philadelphia resident for 30 years, Maurice is an active civic leader....

Earthjustice Responds to President-elect Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

President-elect Trump should retract this announcement or the Senate should reject this nomination November 18, 2016 San Francisco — Statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: “The U.S. Attorney General is sworn to enforce and uphold the laws of our nation — not just laws that protect our right...

U.S. Companies to Trump: Don’t Abandon Global Climate Deal

Hundreds of American companies, including Mars, Nike, Levi Strauss and Starbucks, have urged President-elect Donald J. Trump not to abandon the Paris climate deal, saying a failure by the United States to build a clean economy endangers American prosperity. In a plea addressed to Mr. Trump — as well...

No ‘Short Cut’ Seen for Trump Environmental Rollback

By John Herzfeld There is no “short cut” for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations but the incoming administration still could target Obama era rules, a former Justice Department official said Nov. 15. “The beauty of the administrative process is that the agency can change its mind,...

An Open Letter to Our Nation from 100 Women of Color Leaders

This morning, we come together to declare our resolve. Many of us are holding our babies, families, and loved ones close. We know that there is tremendous suffering and anger in this country, yet we stand here today, determined. After an election rife with the politics of division and...

Africa’s green energy challenge: Mega projects or off-grid?

A 310-megawatt wind farm sprouting up in a remote, barren landscape near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya has the clean energy world buzzing — and for good reason. Africa’s largest wind farm, with 365 towering turbines, is creating more than 500 stable jobs in an impoverished area where goat...

15 Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

Indigenous women from across North America stand on the frontline of ongoing action to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They stand to protect the Earth, water, global climate, and the sacred sites, Indigenous rights and communities of the region. Since early 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,...

Sierra Club Foundation Announces New Executive Director

We are happy to announce the hire of a new Executive Director, Dan Chu, who previously led the Sierra Club’s efforts to protect public lands. He is replacing Peter Martin, who led the Foundation for eight years. The Sierra Club Foundation is the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of the Sierra...