New Fuel Economy Standards
The new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards announced on August 28 are the Obama administration's biggest climate accomplishment
-- a game changer and the biggest step any administration has ever taken to move us beyond oil. This latest victory is largely thanks to Sierra Club activists like you and will result in 570,000 new jobs, $1.7 trillion saved at the pump, and a nearly 10 percent drop in U.S. carbon emissions from current levels.
More than 35,000 Sierra Club supporters have sent thank-you cards to the White House. Will you join themand encourage the Obama administration to keep taking strong climate action?
Brooklyn Decker Camping in the Arctic
Actress and supermodel Brooklyn Decker, costar of the hit romantic comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting
, spent a week this summer on a Sierra Club trip to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
"Getting outdoors has always been an important part of my life," she says. “Anyone who spends time enjoying our planet knows exactly why it’s so important to protect places like the Arctic.”
But the Arctic Refuge -- America's largest wildlife refuge -- is threatened by oil exploration and development. Write to President Obama and urge him to designate the Arctic Refuge as a national monument and permanently protect this priceless national treasure for future generations.
Seven Crazy Caves of the Southern U.S.
There's plenty to explore beneath the Earth's surface. We found seven spectacular sites that are easily accessible yet crazy enough that visitors will be glad to have a tour guide -- and a camera -- by their side.
How many of these caves have you visited?
Catching the Conservation Bug
Sierra Club's Youth Ambassador Joaquin Sosa gains a new appreciation for nature through his summer travels on Sierra Club outings, including a family service outing in Nevada and returning to his father's homeland of Puerto Rico.
Watch the lastest episode.
Outdoor-Adventure Mecca Under Siege
West Virginia's New River Gorge
, world-renowned for its white water, sits smack in the middle of the area that would be affected by the proposed reopening and expansion of an old mountaintop-removal mine.
After the mine shut down in 1985, the town of Fayetteville became a top destination for rafters, kayakers, climbers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. Now the locals are reaping the benefits of this tourist boom. One problem: Big Coal is threatening a comeback.
Beyond the Lights of Vegas
Inner City Outings takes kids out of the familiar city and connects them with outdoor places they never knew existed. For ICO leaders like Charlie Schneider
, a trip to the outdoors with kids is the chance to educate them about the wonders of the desert.
Since becoming chair of Las Vegas ICO -- the program's second-newest group -- Charlie says, "I knew that this was what I would want to do for the rest of my life."