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.
Here are ten tips from The Green Life.
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.
You can read Marilyn Berlin Snell's feature story for Sierra magazine on this enlightening "Climate Exchange" and the ideas it generated, and also watch video clips of some of the most interesting moments.
Sierra Students Are Doing ItKyotoNOW!, 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.
If you're a student or know one who might be interested in learning how to become a Sierra Student Coalition organizer, check out the SSC's Student Environmental Leadership Training Programs.
Campfires in Their Future
The great outdoors can play an important role in helping children get through tough stuff in their lives. That's why the Sierra Club has donated $1 million to the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple, a summer camp for soldiers' kids, like those you see here.
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.
If you're ready for the uncooked truth, subscribe to RAW.
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