Take Action: Employ Youth to Protect Our Natural Heritage
Our public lands are facing a backlog of $25 billion worth of essential maintenance projects. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate hovers at 13 percent. The Public Lands Service Corps Act would authorize the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Interior to administer conservation corps activities on our public lands.
Tell Congress to put young Americans to work protecting and restoring our public lands. Pass the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013.
Take Action: Have You Told President Obama to Reject Keystone Yet?
There are only 19 days left to submit your comment telling President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. This is the final comment period and the biggest one yet.
Let's show the president that there is a national movement demanding he keep his climate promises.
Grassroots Activism: Student Leaders Honored in Georgia
Congratulations to University of Georgia students Ian Karra and Sara Black for being named Udall Scholars. The two Sierra Student Coalition members received the honor for their leadership getting the campus to move beyond coal and invest more in sustainability.
Learn more on the Compass blog.
Photo by Maura Friedman.
Grassroots Activism: Taking a Fracking Stand in Missouri and Illinois
Sierra Club activists nationwide are fighting against natural gas fracking -- and two recently made the news for their work educating the public about fracking's dangers.
In Illinois, Sierra Club Water Organizer Tracy Yang spoke before a large crowd about a fracking ban bill in the state legislature.
In Missouri, the Sierra Club's John Hickey was quoted in a news article about the risks of increased mining of sand needed for fracking.