One Million Voices for the Arctic
Right now, Shell Oil drillships are on their way to the Polar Bear Seas in America's Arctic. These seas are home to polar bears, walruses, whales, and seals, and a spill there would be disastrous.
We have one last chance to stop this dangerous drilling. More than a million people have expressed their opposition to Shell's drilling plans, and today we're delivering their messages to President Obama -- and flooding the White House with calls.
Add your voice by calling the White House now.
Photo by Steven Kazlowski
Share the Road and the Future
Bicycle commuting in the U.S. increased by 40 percent between 2000 and 2010 -- and in the largest "bicycle friendly" communities, as defined by the League of American Bicyclists, it was up by 77 percent.
But that's only scratching the surface of how biking could transform our country.
Science Fiction or Real Life?
People have explored, documented, and colonized nearly every stitch of land on the planet, but the vast expanse of the ocean remains more dream than reality. Rare photographs of underwater creatures can appear alien -- their cloudlike, luminous bodies more heavenly than earthly.
The inhabitants of this barely charted world may look like the stuff of science fiction, yet our lives and theirs are intertwined. Our actions could forever alter the lives of these marine animals. Meet some of them in our latest photo gallery.
Photo by David Hall
Can Wages Come Out of Your Tailpipe?
Sierra Club member Tim Whitley was earning his MBA at the University of North Carolina when he attended a pair of lectures that fortuitously connected two of his passions: combating climate change and alleviating global poverty.
Now he runs Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (COTAP), which transforms donors' CO2 emissions into wages through forestry projects in parts of the world where people live on less than $2 a day.
Find out how you can turn your carbon footprint into economic and environmental prosperity.
He has slept in a stable with water buffalo, swerved around puff adders, and crossed the Andes ten times.
Meet Stephen Fabes, a man on a 50,000-mile quest to traverse six continents in five years by bicycle.
Photo by Stephen Fabes
Bringing Local Clean Energy to California Communities
Local clean-energy initiatives are already benefiting Californians -- but the Golden State is just getting started. The Sierra Club's My Generation campaign aims to make the benefits of local clean energy available to even more Californians by ensuring that at least 30 percent of our energy comes from local renewable sources by 2020.
We're engaging with communities to promote rooftop solar installations and energy-efficiency upgrades -- actions with the potential to create tens of thousands of good jobs and save billions of dollars in energy costs.
Our Forests, Our Future
On May Day, the Sierra Club's Vermont Chapter helped organize the biggest weekday rally ever in the state capital of Montpelier.
The Club mobilized with organized labor and Native American partners to support the right to healthcare, the right to form unions, the rights of migrant farmworkers, and an innovative Sierra Club plan to establish a mosaic of town and tribal forests that will link up to create wildlife corridors crisscrossing the state.
Climber Defends His Home Turf
In July, California's Department of Parks and Recreation will close 70 of its 279 state parks, meaning countless outdoor enthusiasts will be out of a campground, a hike, and a climb.
Top climber Chris Sharma is fighting to save the park where he launched his climbing career.
Image from Chris Sharma: The Legacy Continues