FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2012
Rebecca Silver / Rebecca.Silver@sierraclub.org
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Club and Celebrity Friends Gear Up for Earth Day 2012
Alba, Stan Lee, Octavia Spencer, Mayor Bloomberg, and others share their favorite outdoor wild places and open spaces
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Millions of people
from all backgrounds recreate, retreat and recharge in our parks, national
monuments, wilderness areas and other public lands. For the 42nd annual Earth Day, the Sierra Club
is celebrating the mountains, deserts, grasslands, forests and whitewater
rapids that make up the great outdoors and remain a defining part of the
Alba, Bob Weir, Octavia Spencer, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Will Forte, Josh
Jackson, Stan Lee, Tim & Eric, Coco
Austin (wife of Ice-T), and Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and Mayor of New York City, among others, wish
America a “Happy Earth Day” and share their favorite national and neighborhood
wild places and open spaces in a special
video produced by the Sierra Club. From
the Berkshires to Big Sur, find out which lands they talked about. Then, visit the web site to submit your
own clip and find out which pieces of America people hold close to their
Sierra Club Founder John Muir believed that if
you brought people outside and they fell in love with the land, they would feel
inspired to protect it. Make a pledge to
spend more time outside this year and enter to win a trip for two to the North
Cascades in Washington State!
Pack your boots for rustic walks to see the 312-foot Rainbow Falls, the impressive chasm of Agnes Gorge,
and the glacier-clad peaks and autumn-hued mountainside from the shoulder of
8,000-foot McGregor Mountain. The trip is timed to coincide with the
arrival of vibrant fall colors! Prize
package includes airfare, car rental, most meals, seven nights of
accommodations and premium Borealis Backpacks from The North Face filled with
gear from the Sierra Club.
Looking for more outdoor adventures? Download
the Sierra Club’s newest free app, Trail Explorer. Trail Explorer provides an
easy way to explore and enjoy the wilderness in your own backyard or across the
country. Find, record and share information about 40,000 North
American trails quickly
and easily on your iPhone. In
addition, thousands of Sierra Club outings are featured on AllTrails.com.
Of course, you don't need an iPhone to get outdoors—check
out Sierra Club Outings for
more trips for all ages, abilities, budgets, and interests.
For more information about Earth Day, to enter
the Sierra Club Earth Day Sweepstakes, or to tell us your favorite piece of
America, please visit http://www.sierraclub.org/earthday.
The Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most
influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 1.4 million
members and supporters nationwide. In
addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations
to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the
health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild
places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation.
For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.