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Stand Up to Big Oil -- Read more. Take Action: Stand Up to Big Oil

This week the House of Representatives will vote on a transportation bill that would fund our nation's roads, bridges, and transit systems in the coming years. Unfortunately, House leadership has hijacked the transportation bill and turned it into a wish list for Big Oil. Under their plan, the bill will cut funding for transportation choices such as biking and walking and pay for new roads by opening our public lands to oil drilling, even in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off Florida's Gulf coast.

Tell your member of Congress to stand up to this sweetheart deal for Big Oil and oppose the transportation bill.

Population: Pop at COP and Back Home -- read morePopulation: Pop at COP and Back Home

The Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program is cheering the recent budget announcement from President Obama. Learn more in this blog post.

Meanwhile, the Sierra Club had a big presence at December's United Nations climate conference. Kimberly Lovell of the Sierra Club's Global Population Program attended as well and penned a column discussing why population, development, and climate should be a single discussion.

Contest: Make an Eco-Funny Video -- read more.Contest: Make an Eco-Funny Video

The Sierra Club is teaming up with five other groups to sponsor an eco-funny video contest. The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about clean energy and/or green jobs. You could win $1,000!

Learn more and enter your video today!

Grassroots Activism: BYO-Bag in Hawaii -- read more. Grassroots Activism: BYO-Bag in Hawaii

Sierra Club Hawaii got some attention recently when they spread out 400 plastic bags across the Statehouse lawn.

"A plastic bag is almost like the modern day tumble weed," says Robert Harris, Chapter Director. "Being a marine state, we have to be more vigilant about eliminating them before they get into the ecosystem."

Learn more on the Scrapbook blog.

Photo courtesy of Diana Sellner.

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