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Indigenous Communities Lead Massive People's Climate March in D.C.
Indigenous resistance was front and center in Washington, D.C., as native elders and tribal members joined other communities of color to lead over 200,000 people in a march for climate, jobs, and justice. Their collective message was loud and clear: They will not be silent in the face of environmental racism, fossil fuel extraction on native lands, and climate change.
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Photo by Jonathan Hahn
Voices From the People's Climate March
People from all backgrounds, hailing from every corner of the country, convened in the nation's capital in a kaleidoscopic display of populism and political engagement on President Trump's 100th day in office, letting the president know that the resistance and the collective voice of the people are strong and growing stronger.
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Photo by Jonathan Hahn
Scenes From the March
In times like these, it's good to have each other. In cities around the country, gatherings bloomed in parks and civic centers as people from all walks of life, united by a common bond, came together for climate action.
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Photo by Javier Sierra
An Outdoorsman Follows a Pipeline's Path Through the Wild
Reid Doughten heard that 300 miles of the Atlantic Coast pipeline was slated to run through Virginia—the state that he and his family have called home for the past 10 years. He decided to head out to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to hike the pipeline's route—and to discover for himself what's at stake.
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Photo by Tom Daly
Summer Adventures—for the Whole Family
Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet with the ones you love on your choice of Sierra Club family adventures. Raft wild rivers, hike to scenic overlooks, swim in alpine lakes, contribute to service projects, and forge friendships with other adventure-loving families.
Photo by Hurston Roberts
Support Immigrants: No NAFTA, No Wall
On the heels of the People's Climate March, Sierra Club supporters joined May Day rallies across the country, led by immigrant workers, to stand united in resisting Trump's deportation machine. Trump's policies attack immigrant families who are often on the front lines of climate change. Corporate trade deals like NAFTA have fed the economic instability that has forced many immigrants to leave homes and families behind. No one should be forced from their home, whether by unfair trade or deportation. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=287c191f81892586c0d63e0d9fb04c50336756dd417bca04c92d4993a0b60afeecd9e49afacf54a2d6fef4155907d735d005bdf3ca79be45 Check out our new factsheet and read our http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=287c191f81892586cfffaddae05277fb71a2de5b731b9f289dd483a3c75f0c6c65d87747214a80d200ebc7d01b3abc54ea16782a5cb8fabc blog on NAFTA and forced migration .
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East L.A. Activist Wins Prestigious Goldman Prize
Last week, East Los Angeles-based community organizer mark! Lopez (yep, that's his first name) was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize at an awards ceremony in San Francisco. The Goldman Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from each of the world's six inhabited continental regions. "Receiving this award is a huge honor... it is so significant and tremendously uplifting," Lopez says, "but it's about so much more than just me."
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Photo courtesy of the Goldman Environmental Prize
Resist President Trump's Offshore Drilling Agenda
Trump's environmental rollback continues. Last week, he signed an executive order to reverse the permanent ban on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and set the stage to allow for more offshore drilling. This reckless act puts our coastal communities' health, economic well-being, and environment at risk.
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Mayors Lead the Way on Clean Energy
More than ever, mayors are taking the lead on clean energy by expanding opportunities and defending freedom for all people in their communities. As the Trump administration slashes vital climate, air, water, and human rights protections, mayors and local leaders once again must lead the fight to deliver 100% clean, renewable energy for all. That's why we're calling on all mayors—from big cities to small towns, and irrespective of political party affiliation—to support a vision of 100% renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities, and across the country.
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Vivre La Evolution
Award-winning author, activist, and longtime Sierra Club member Rebecca Solnit marks the Club's 125-year-history with a revealing meditation on how its membership, perspective, and reach have evolved along with societal changes. "Evolutionary adaptability is a survival skill for organizations as much as it is for species," she writes, "and the history of the Sierra Club is an example of evolution at work."
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Trump Aims at Canada, Shoots U.S. Coal
Life comes at you fast: Who could have predicted that slapping a hefty tariff on Canadian lumber imports would make our northern neighbors angry? Then Premier Clark of British Columbia called for closing B.C. ports to U.S. coal exports, which would cripple the western coal industry.
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Disrupting a 100-Year-Old Fossil Fuel Reign
Our partner Arcadia Power is building a community to help disrupt a 100-year-old fossil fuel reign that's backed by Trump and his allies.
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President Trump has issued an appalling new executive order calling for a "review" of decades' worth of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act. "That's not only a brazen attack on the 111-year-old Antiquities Act under which those monuments were designated but also a barefaced betrayal of the American people," says Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune. Sixteen presidents have used the Antiquities Act to designate 157 national monuments in order to protect special lands and landscapes, sacred sites, and places of historical significance. Our public lands help define whom we are as a nation.
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