|Take Action: We're Ready for Climate Action!
During Monday's inaugural address, President Obama talked about the necessity of climate action:
"We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."
Tell President Obama "thank you" for the strong statement, and that we're ready to help!
Grassroots Success: 50,000 Megawatts of Coal Retired!
This week the Sierra Club launched "100 Days of Action on Climate," a series of local and national actions focused on bringing climate disruption to the forefront of the national conversation and pressing President Obama to be a leader in the climate fight.
Thanks to thousands of hard-working coal activists nationwide, more than 50,000 megawatts of coal have been retired or announced to retire since 2010!
The final push to that milestone came on Tuesday when the Sierra Club and Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Company announced a settlement that requires the Iowa utility to phase out coal burning at seven coal-fired boilers, clean up another two coal-fired boilers, and build a large solar installation at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Learn more in Mary Anne Hitt's column.
Grassroots Activism: A Successful Odd Couple in Georgia
Who says you can't work with people you don't always agree with? In Georgia, the Sierra Club united with the state's Tea Party chapter to work for green transportation issues.
Learn more in this piece about the "Best Odd Couple" in the state.
Grassroots Activism: A Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of people nationwide helped out in their communities on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service.
Sierra Club volunteers in Washington, D.C, helped out at the MLK statue and at a local stream.