Take Action: Don't Use Trade Rules to Block Solar Programs
The United States has filed a case at the World Trade Organization that challenges the parts of India's solar program designed to help it build up its domestic solar industry. If the case moves forward, it could threaten India's ability to transition to a clean energy economy and ultimately threaten global efforts to combat climate change. Now is the time to encourage countries to develop their solar industries, not to slow this process with trade disputes.
Tell the U.S. Trade Representative: Don't Use Trade Rules to Thwart India's Solar Program!
Grassroots Activism: Green Transportation for Tampa Bay
The Sierra Club's Green Transportation for Tampa Bay Campaign recently won a major victory when Pinellas County Commission voted 5-1 to place transit funding on next November's ballot.
This represents a 180-degree swing from 2010, when anti-transit forces defeated a transit referendum. Since then, Sierra Club activists with the Suncoast and Tampa Bay groups have promoted a transportation vision for the region: showing up and speaking at hearings, lobbying decision-makers, educating the public, and mobilizing support for transit.
Learn more on The Planet blog.
Grassroots Activism: Get Ready for PowerShift 2013
This fall, more than 10,000 youth leaders will converge on Pittsburgh for PowerShift 2013. They will build the movement to fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, build a clean energy future, and stop the climate crisis.
Learn more and RSVP today!
Grassroots Activism: Latina Activist Stands up to Oil Industry
Yudith Nieto is Houston activist who spends tireless hours fighting the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Nieto was arrested at the White House on February 13, along with Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and close to 50 others protesting the pipeline.
"I decided to show my solidarity and support to all of those who stand in resistance to the KXL pipeline, both at the extraction and refining points," says Nieto, whose Manchester neighborhood is one of the most polluted in Houston.
Learn more about Yudith in this Huffington Post column by Sierra Club Columnist Javier Sierra.