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...

The Alliance for Greater New York Recognizes Aaron Mair

The Alliance for Greater New York recognizes Aaron Mair, President of Sierra Club, with its Movement Building Award. The annual Movement Building Awards celebrates leaders who have been instrumental in building the movement for a fair economy, healthy environment, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers. Other honorees include...

Webinar Recording: A Day in the Life of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staffer

On Tuesday, September 27, Green Leadership Trust hosted a virtual discussion with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officers on the lessons and challenges with implementing a DEI plan. The discussion highlighted the role of DEI plans and its officers in fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations. Panelists shared the...

Making The Park More Welcoming: Challenges and Opportunities

Imagine you’d been hired to coach a hockey or soccer camp for the summer, teach music for the Seagle Colony or figure skating at the Olympic Arena, or serve as a waiter, housekeeper, lift attendant or golf pro, as whitewater rafting or fishing guide, or one of the many...

REP. GUTIÉRREZ CALLS OUT EPA INACTION ON TOXIC LANDFILLS IN PUERTO RICO

Rep. Gutiérrez released a letter dated August 22, 2016 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing his concerns about inaction by the EPA with regard to toxic landfills in Puerto Rico. The letter reads in part: It has been reported to me that nearly two-thirds of the Island’s...

Arturo Garcia-Costas joins Friends of the Earth Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental expert Arturo Garcia-Costas is the newest member of the governing board for Friends of the Earth-U.S. Garcia-Costas brings 20 years of policy experience in environmental health, climate change, sustainable energy and biodiversity conservation, and is currently managing the New York Community Trust’s National and New...