In this Issue:
April Fossil Fools | Clean, Green L.A. | 5 New National Mounuments | 9 Breathtaking Canyons
Mother Earth Says: GET OUT!
This big beautiful blue planet of ours is too special to celebrate on just one day. We're celebrating Earth Day all through April, and our rallying cry is GET OUT.
Visit our new GET OUT website and discover hundreds of events around the country where you can explore, enjoy, and protect your community. We've got everything from hikes to service events to rallies. April's also Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors (COMCO) month, and we've got fun events planned across the U.S. for kids with parents in the services.
New for Earth Day this year: "RE/Play" events, where Sierra Club chapters and groups collect gently used outdoor gear to sell on eBay and raise funds for local area environmental programs.
And don't miss the chance to enter our Earth Day sweepstakes, where you could win a trip to the Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii.
Clean, Green L.A.
Ready to be inspired? Watch highlights from the epic announcement that Los Angeles will be completely off coal-generated power by 2025.
How big is this? Imagine taking 2 million cars off the road -- that's how big this is.
Earth's Nine Most Breathtaking Canyons
Cut into the Earth over eons, these canyons are as fascinating as they are beautiful. From jagged, gray rock to smooth, red stone, no two of these geological masterpieces are alike.
Here's our list of the world's best canyons.
How many have you visited?
Five (!) New National Monuments
Talk about an early Earth Day present! President Obama has designated five new national monuments, one each in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, and Washington.
They all belong on your bucket list. Can you guess which one is surrounded by orcas, which one has extinct volcanoes, and which one is the first in its state? Here's the scoop.
Tell President Obama "thanks" -- keep it up!
Photo: Adriel Heisey
Quiz: Which Green Career's Right for You?
Whether you're a recent grad or a seasoned professional considering a career change, now is the perfect time to look for your dream job.
Take our quiz to find out which eco-friendly career is the best match for your personality.
Last Call for Best Interns
We're still taking applications for the greatest summer internship on Earth. Two young adults will travel around the country with the Sierra Club's activist and outings programs and receive $1,000 gift cards from primary sponsor The North Face.
You can't get picked, though, if you don't submit your video application by April 9.
Summer Service Fun in Alaska
Enjoying the longer days of spring? How about extending them even more this summer in the Land of the Midnight Sun?
Explore awe-inspiring Alaska and help with meaningful conservation at the same time on a volunteer vacation. Help maintain cabins in Resurrection Bay or remove nonnative plants in Chugach National Forest.
Looking for something else? We've got over 150 more adventures at Sierra Club Outings.
Exxon Ruins Easter for Arkansas Families
On Friday, an Exxon tar sands pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, spilled an estimated 84,000 gallons of toxic sludge into a local neighborhood. Dozens of families were forced to evacuate for the Easter holiday.
Enough is enough. Tar sands pipelines are more likely to spill, and this is just one more reminder that Americans can't trust Big Oil to transport tar sands through Americans' yards, farmlands, and watersheds -- and as we're seeing in Arkansas, this literally is about our backyards.
Tell the Obama administration: No more tar sands. Submit an official comment against Keystone XL before this month's deadline.
We Want Wild Words
Calling all scribblers who haven't hit the big Three-O: Are you a wilderness lover? Send us a short essay on what wilderness means to your generation for the Sierra Club's National Wilderness Essay Contest.
The winner will be published in our online magazine and get major bragging rights. Here are the rules.
Spring of Sustainability
Looking for simple and practical ways to live a little greener? What if you could pick up some tips at an online conference featuring more than 30 sustainability experts (including the Sierra Club's Michael Brune)? Better yet, what if it was FREE?
At the Spring of Sustainability conference, you'll learn easy, affordable steps you can take right now to live more lightly on the planet. Here's where to register.
Photo: Martin Sundberg
Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind.
Green lifestyle tips from Sierra
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Louie Miller from the Mississippi Sierra Club on why community members are opposing the Kemper coal plant.
Recipe ideas from Annie Somerville, Executive Chef at Greens Restaurant
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