Earth Day Hero: Your Photo Here!
Earth Day is this coming Sunday, and we know you're doing something to curb your own carbon emissions. This Earth Day, tell the world exactly what it is by sending us a photo and caption of you riding your bike, hanging laundry, buying local produce -- whatever shows how you're doing your part to fight global warming. Fred Oswald rides his bike instead of driving to work in Cleveland. Leif Erickson put up solar panels in Tucson. How are you making a difference?
Photo Credit: Shelby Thorner
Inspiring Slide Show Lights Up Solutions
The Sierra Club's downloadable Solutions Slide Show is a beautifully designed PowerPoint presentation that delivers a positive and hopeful message by telling success stories.
For example, in 1993, Iowa's Spirit Lake Community School District installed its first wind turbine and then, after that paid for itself, put in a second one. Next year, the profits will go to local schools.
Got Popcorn? Go to an Energy Film Fest!
Long and short films with a green theme are being shown in cities across America as part of the Sierra Club's Energy Film Festival.
Is there an Earth Day film festival planned in your neck of the woods? If not, there's still time to plan one -- if you act today. Or to keep Earth Day going year 'round, plan your own Energy Film Festival for the summer or fall.
And don't forget: The Sundance Channel Green debuts today. Check it out!
Faith Goes Green
One of the biggest changes since last Earth Day is the large number of faith groups -- from traditional churches to fundamentalists -- who have publicly taken on the responsibility for caring for creation, especially in light of the threat posed by global warming.
With Earth Day falling on a Sunday this year, we're hoping to bring more people than ever before into the conversation about protecting the planet as both an ethical and religious imperative.
Check out our downloadable materials for use in developing sermons or preparing bulletins.
Explore John Muir's life in Google Earth
John Muir was born on April 21 -- the day before Earth Day. The founding president of the Sierra Club and father of our national parks, Muir led a life that mixed high adventure and heartfelt advocacy for the protection of wilderness -- an approach to living summed up in the Sierra Club motto: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet.
Now, you can explore some of the important places and moments in Muir's life with Google Earth, powerful mapping software you can download for free. To learn even more about Muir, the man Theodore Roosevelt called our "most influential and important naturalist," be sure to visit our extensive John Muir Exhibit.
Special Earth Day Offer for Insider Subscribers!
As you know, the Bush Administration has proposed selling off 300,000 acres of our National Forests to the highest bidder and has done nothing to combat global warming, despite the damage that is being done to the polar bear and its habitat.
Now, with Earth Day just around the corner, there has never been a better time to stand up for the environment and protect our wildlands and wildlife.
Celebrate Earth Day and help protect the environment by making a donation of $25 or more and, while supplies last, you will receive a free Knowledge Card deck -- they're full of great tips for saving the planet, eco-friendly gardening, wilderness survival and much more.
Make a special Earth Day donation today and choose your free Knowledge Card deck!
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