In This Issue of the Sierra Club Insider: Tips for Green Weddings Report from Our Climate Change Forum Sierra Student Activists Summer Camp for Soldiers' Kids Subscribe to RAW EXPLORE Family Vacation Plan ENJOY Meet Mr. Green PROTECT Raise Fuel Economy Standards
10 Steps to a Green Wedding Spring is here, love's in the air and, like a horse and carriage.... well, you get the idea. Every engaged couple wants their wedding day to be a special celebration that reflects who they are and what they care about.
Going green is a great way to make the festivities unique and meaningful -- and show friends and family just how fun, beautiful, and delicious a sustainable lifestyle can be.
Meet the Climate Change Brain Trust Last December, an extraordinary group of individuals (scientist, industrialist, venture capitalist, politician, "recovering" politician and former Presidential candidate) gathered in San Francisco at the behest of the Sierra Club for a daylong forum on climate change -- with a focus on outlining recommendations that could be translated into a plan of action for global-warming solutions.
KyotoNOW!, a Cornell University campus group run by Sierra Student Coalition organizers Katherine McEachern and Carlos Rymer, won MTV’s "Break the Addiction" global warming challenge for their work to make the Cornell campus climate-neutral. KyotoNOW! got more than 4,700 people (including the president of the university) to sign a petition to create a climate-neutral campus. They also proposed an initiative to raise student activities fees by five dollars to offset some of the costs of making the campus climate-neutral. Their grand prize included an eco-renovation for their student center and a special appearance on MTV's TRL show.
The Club's contribution means that 1,000 more children of deployed service members will experience the healing power of Mother Nature.
Some Like It RAW Which rock star had the pleasure of hearing White House chief political strategist Karl Rove scream "Don't touch me" after she asked him to take a fresh look at the science of global warming? Readers of the Sierra Club's RAW email newsletter know the answer. Every week, they can look forward to a short, tart take on the latest environmental news.
Family Vacation Plan Why should the kids have all the fun at summer camp when you could join them? Hike and kayak in Washington's North Cascades (bug juice optional), snorkel Hawaii's warm waters, or clear hiking trails at the Clair Tappaan Lodge, and you can bring the whole clan. Sierra Club Outings family trips welcome children as young as two!
Meet Mr. Green He's a man with the environmental mojo of Al Gore, the zeal of Richard Simmons, and the savvy of a riverboat pilot (perhaps Mark Twain, with whom we suspect he'd get along famously).
We're talking about Mr. Green (aka Bob Schildgen), who answers eco questions in each issue of Sierra magazine. Because the wit and wisdom of Mr. Green are natural forces that can't be contained by the pages of one magazine, he answers even more questions on-line and on Sierra Club Radio each week.