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Today's a special day for us (all 3,000,002 of us). Happy Anniversary! Don't worry, I didn't get you anything either -- except my heartfelt thanks.
Today marks the Sierra Club's Quasquicentennial. That's right -- 125 years ago, our founder John Muir rallied fellow conservationists to save the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The rest, as they say, is history.
Thanks to your loyal support, we look pretty good for 125! We've expanded our mission over time to work tirelessly for climate solutions as well as to protect clean air, clean water, and precious wildlife. We've grown our membership from a fledgling regional outfit to an environmental and clean energy powerhouse of over 3 million members and supporters in 64 chapters across the country. We've made advocating for justice a centerpiece of the 21st century Sierra Club because some people don't have access to nature -- or safe drinking water -- or clean air -- which is not just an environmental issue, but a human rights issue.
Your support and advocacy have tangible results around the country -- children protected from asthma; wildlife recovering from the effects of drilling and deforestation; millions of acres of protected wilderness, national parks, national monuments, and other public lands that are the legacy of every American today as well as broadened access to nature for children and adults alike.
We face many important fights in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We will defend clean water, clean air, national parks, public lands, climate science, environmental justice, and so much more. However, there is one thing I am certain about as we celebrate our 125th today -- we are more powerful together in shaping the world we want to see -- the future for our country and our planet -- because of you.
For 125 years, you have been the foundation of the Sierra Club's strength. Thank you for all you’ve done to make this historic moment possible. We're grateful for your sustained commitment and support and we are honored to have you with us as we begin the next 125!
Membership Director & Sierra Club Member