Take Action: Give Thanks to Companies That Fight Tar Sands
Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest fuels on earth -- it could mean "game over" for the climate. But there is good news! eBay has taken action to avoid fuels that come from refineries that use tar sands, and Patagonia is working with UC-Santa Barbara to identify alternatives for its transportation systems.
Send eBay and Patagonia thank you cards today to let them know these decisions are good for business and to encourage others to follow their examples!
Climate Disruption: Michael Brune Shares His Story
"No matter how high-def your screen might be, you can't truly comprehend some disasters until you see them firsthand…. Post-Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey shore resists description. Thousands of homes have been flooded or destroyed. Roads are ripped up. Boats sit incongruously in the middle of side streets or on train tracks. There is no heat, no gas, no power, no water."
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune shares his weekend visit to his childhood home on the Jersey Shore at the Sierra Club's new website, Climate Comes Home.
Photo c. Julie Dermansky.
Grassroots Activism: Against the Keystone XL Pipeline
On Sunday, thousands marched on the White House to let President Obama know we haven't forgotten -- the fate of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and the Earth's climate, is in his hands. Bill McKibben of 350.org and Sierra Club President Allison Chin spoke at the rally, urging the president to stay true to his word and take action to protect our climate.
Read Sierra Club Washington Representative Lena Moffitt's reflections on the rally in this Compass blog post.
Grassroots Activism: Red Means "Stop" for Big Coal Exports
Activists gathered in Washington State earlier this month to attend a public hearing on the environmental impact of coal transportation. Anti-coal activists wore red t-shirts, while pro-coal people wore green. The difference couldn't be clearer -- the room was flooded with red.
Check out the sea of anti-coal red in this Scrapbook blog post.