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Hold Tight to Your Anger

Hold Tight to Your Anger

On June 1, President Trump stood in the Rose Garden and announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. As Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune writes, “Even for a president whose administration has quickly earned a reputation for reckless and morally bankrupt policies, this appalling decision stands out.”

Read Brune’s take on what Trump’s announcement means for climate action and where we go from here.

Stand With Paris!

Stand With Paris!

The president may have pulled out of the Paris accord, but Americans are more committed to climate action than ever. Since Trump’s announcement, more than 1,200 businesses, colleges, cities, and states have publicly confirmed their commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Now is the time for each of us to step up and let the rest of the world know we still support climate action and the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Declare “I am still in.”

How to Get Your Town to Recycle

How to Get Your Town to Recycle

If you live in a small town that doesn’t recycle or has stopped its recycling program, you might be wondering why—and what you can do about it.

Mr. Green lays out your options.

Your Daily Crazy Antidote

Your Daily Antidote for Stress

Anyone following the news or social media these days is getting more than their fill of stress. What if you could count on just one email each weekday that would leave you feeling better about the world? The Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope is that email. One beautiful nature photo. A few wise words. That’s it.

Subscribe here.

Photo of an Anna’s humminbird (Calypte anna) taken at Morro Bay, California by photographer Rich Miller.

Live It Up in a Lodge

Live It Up in a Lodge

If you’re looking to combine a rugged wilderness setting with the amenities of home, Sierra Club lodge adventures are for you. Fill your days with guided tours, day hikes, and cultural discovery. Then retire each night to a warm bed after a hearty meal and good company. Some trips take place at the Sierra Club’s own Clair Tappaan Lodge in the High Sierra, while others are set in comfy cabins, guest houses, or quaint hotels.

Check out all of our lodge trips and find the one for you.

Trump's 10 Worst Environmental Cuts

Trump’s 10 Worst Environmental Cuts

President Trump’s proposed budget includes severe cuts to a wide range of environmental programs that would result in dirtier air and water, a halting of climate research, a downsized EPA, and deeper pockets for fossil fuel fat cats. Clearly, this administration’s priorities lie with the one percent rather than the 99. No wonder a majority of Americans oppose the cuts.

The Sierra Club’s Mary Anne Hitt lists 10 of Trump’s worst cuts.

Turn Love Into Action This Father's Day

Turn Love Into Action This Father’s Day

When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement—a deal that took years to negotiate and was signed by 195 nations—he unequivocally put the financial interests of the fossil fuel industry over the health and long-term security of our kids. “On Father’s Day, that fact ought to fill me with despair,” says Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune. “Instead, it leaves me with a heightened sense of responsibility and commitment.”

Read on and find out why.

5 Ways to Get a Great Camping Spot

5 Ways to Get a Great Camping Spot

The world getting a little too nuts for you? If you just want to get away from it all for a few days, you can’t beat a camping trip. But how do you find that perfect spot to pitch your tent?

Here are five easy ways to go about it.

Natural Products and Climate Action

Get Your Free Hat

Get a free Team Sierra hat when you raise $100 with our One-to-Five campaign by June 30.

Here’s how: sign up, create a page, and be the one to ask five friends to donate!

Natural Products and Climate Action

Natural Products and Climate Action

Natural-product brands have long been at the vanguard of corporate social responsibility. Now, rather than waiting for governmental action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several natural-product companies have banded together to devise a three-year initiative.

Learn more about the Climate Collaborative.

Business Leaders: Don't Legitimize Trump's Actions

Business Leaders: Don’t Legitimize Trump’s Actions

Many business leaders who joined President Trump’s Business Advisory Council defended their decision by claiming they could help shape the president’s views on issues like climate disruption. But after Trump chose to ignore the science and announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger both resigned from the council. Others should follow their lead.

Tell business leaders it’s time to leave Trump’s Business Advisory Council.

Border Walls Stop Everything But Humans

Border Walls Stop Everything but Humans

A border wall is useful at keeping out almost every animal but one: humans. That’s the conclusion of a recent article published in the journal Bioscience. “It’s the worst of all worlds,” says Jamie McCallum, a scientist from the UK who studies the effects of border walls on wildlife.

Read about how border walls hurt wildlife without stopping humans.

5 Fine-Feathered Fathers

5 Fine-Feathered Fathers

Dads in the animal world can’t always be counted on to do their fair share of parenting. These birds are an exception. Whether their offspring need to hitch a ride or simply require some fatherly guidance, these proud plumed pops have it covered.

See which five birds most deserve a Father’s Day card.

We Can't Let Them Get Away With This

Protect Our Public Lands

The threat to unravel protections for Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument is one step closer to reality. After a rushed review, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced yesterday that he recommends eliminating protections for portions of Bears Ears. An attack on one national monument is an attack on all of our public lands. If portions of Bears Ears are removed from protection, what does that portend for the other two-dozen national monuments under review—and by extension our national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters?

Take action and tell your members of Congress to stand up for our public lands.

If It Works, He'll Break It

Mayor’s to Trump: We’re Still In

Huge numbers of institutions, associations, and governing bodies are ignoring President Trump’s announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and declaring, “We are still in.” At this writing, nine states, 177 cities, and 271 colleges and universities representing more than 120 million Americans have declared their commitment to ensuring that the United States remains a leader in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. “Maybe it’s because—as polls show—Americans have a sentimental concern about leaving an inhabitable planet for their children,” writes Sierra senior editor Paul Rauber.

Read more of Rauber’s analysis.

10 Ways to Resist Trump's Paris Withdrawal

10 Ways to Resist Trump’s Paris Withdrawal

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is a colossal, historic mistake, but that doesn’t mean we must let him stop progress on climate action and clean energy growth.

Here are 10 easy ways you can resist.

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