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In This Issue of the Sierra Club Insider:
Save Money on Gas This Summer!
Check Out Our Updated MPG Calculator
Cool Cities Spread Around the Country
Hear Tom Friedman on Sierra Club Radio
Meet the New Sierra Club President
EXPLORE Win a Canoe from Sierra Magazine
ENJOY Green Gift Ideas for Your Graduate
PROTECT Tell Your Senator That America Needs a Stronger Energy Policy

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Sierra Club InsiderMay 29, 2007

Summer Tips for Greener Trips
Open RoadLast weekend marked the start of the summer driving season, but record-high gas prices are already turning summer "fun, fun, fun" into bummer "funds, funds, funds." Fortunately, there are ways that those of us who need to drive this summer can limit the damage to both our wallets and the environment.

Got your tire gauge ready? Check our "Summer Gas Saving Tips" and find out how you can spend less dough at the pump and more time on the beach.



Help Me, Honda
OdometerHigh gas prices impact all of us. But they don't have to. We have the technology today to make all of our cars and trucks go farther on a gallon of gas -- saving the environment and money.

To learn how much you could save if fuel-economy standards were modernized, check out the Sierra Club's newly updated mpg calculator.  



Coolin' U.S.A. -- City by City
Cool CitiesTulsa, Oklahoma has become the 500th city in America to sign the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a commitment by mayors to reduce their cities' global warming pollution by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2012. There are now "Cool Cities" in all 50 states, representing more than 64 million people.

To help these cities meet the goals and timetable of the Mayors Agreement, more than 150 local Sierra Club Cool Cities campaigns around the country are advocating smart energy solutions such as energy efficiency, cleaner vehicles, and renewable power. Find out now whether or not you live in a Cool City.



Sierra Club RadioGreen Vibrations on the Radio
Think that we can become "the greenest generation?" So does Tom Friedman, renowned columnist for the New York Times, who recently sat down with Sierra Club Radio's Orli Cotel to talk about our nation's energy challenges -- and solutions.

To hear his inspiring perspective on what it will take to get China and the developing world to be part of the solution, how the market alone can't solve our energy problems, and why he dreams that even President Bush might someday put energy-efficient light bulbs in the White House, tune in to Sierra Club radio.



New Sierra Club Officers Elected
Robbie CoxAt its May meeting, the Sierra Club's Board of Directors elected Robbie Cox to be the Club's new president. A communications professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Robbie also served as president from 1994 to 1996 and 2000 to 2001.

Other newly elected officers are Robin Mann of Pennsylvania (vice president), Sanjay Ranchod of California (secretary), and Alison Chin of California (fifth officer). Joni Bosh of Arizona was re-elected as treasurer. 
 



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EXPLORE

Win a Canoe or Kayak
Enter Sierra magazine's 2007 Paddlesports contest for your chance to win a Bell canoe or Old Town touring kayak.

What better way to explore and enjoy the planet than on a river, lake, or bay in one of these excellent paddle craft, supplied by two leading watercraft companies and Sierra magazine advertisers!

Enter for your chance to win today!

Canoe

 

ENJOY

Green Gifts for Grads
With the school year drawing to an end, high school and college seniors are getting ready to begin the next phase of their lives.

Our Green Life blog has ideas for how you can celebrate your grad's achievement with a green gift that will ease (or at least honor) the transition.

Green Gifts for Grads

PROTECT

Call for a Stronger Energy Bill
In two weeks, the Senate will vote on broad global warming and energy legislation. This is an opportunity to move the country in a new direction -- one that curbs global warming, cuts our dependence on oil, and creates a new clean energy economy.

Unfortunately, the proposed legislation fails the test. We need urgent and meaningful action including a national Renewable Energy Standard, guaranteed fuel economy improvements, and strong energy efficiency programs -- not business as usual. 

Use our Action Center to call your Senators and tell them that America needs a stronger energy policy!

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