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Gearing up for Go Week Gearing up for GO Week

In just one month, Sierra Club Outdoors volunteers will come to Washington, DC, to let members of Congress and the Administration know just how important it is to connect America, especially kids, with the outdoors. Great Outdoors America Week is a big tent advocacy week where hundreds of advocates will join forces to let our leaders know that we need them to protect and connect people with America's Great Outdoors, from June 24-27, 2013. Last year, Sierra Club Outdoors delegates met with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy and many elected Representatives. This year, we will partner with the Outdoors Alliance for Kids to host a Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival and Walk on the National Mall.

Meet our delegates and find out how you can support connecting more people to the outdoors in your community by following our blogFacebook  and Twitter pages over the coming weeks.

Also, we've just launched Sierra Club Outdoors Mobile -- subscribe to our updates by texting OUTDOORS to 69866!


Thank You Debra Asher Thank You Debra Asher!

This month, we are celebrating Debra Asher's 25 years with the Sierra Club. Debra has helped our Inner City Outings program grow to 52 groups nationwide by supporting outings volunteers empower 12,000 youth each year to get outdoors. Debra contributes to the future of the conservation movement by supporting those who develop the next generation of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

For 25 years, she has tirelessly worked behind the scenes supporting volunteers who touch young people's lives in positive ways and introduce them to the beauty of the world's natural places! Thank YOU, Debra.

Debra also just received the Sierra Club Behind the Scenes Hero Award! Congratulations, Debra!

Nolan Gould, Sierra Club Youth Ambassador Photo Credit Davis Barber Nolan Gould Gets Outdoors with Military Kids

Last month, Nolan Gould, star of ABC's "Modern Family" and Sierra Club's Youth Ambassador, went to Camp Pendleton, just outside of San Diego, CA, to spend the morning with military families. Introduced by the General, Nolan pumped up the crowd and helped kick off the fair before hanging out at the Sierra Club booth, where he handed out compasses and built forts.

"It was really amazing to get out to Camp Pendleton and spend time outside with military families and kids. I had a lot of fun teaching them about the outdoors and sharing my love of nature," said Nolan, about attending the Kids First Fair. Outdoor activities can help military families reconnect, build strength and resilience, and alleviate stress. Part of our nationwide Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors initiative, the day honored our youngest heroes' sacrifices as they explored and enjoyed the lands they and their parents served to protect.

Photo Credit: Davis Barber

Welcome Jennifer Edwards Welcome Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards joins the Sierra Club as the National Online Organizer on the Digital Strategies team. In her role she will develop and execute an online organizing strategy using email and mobile outreach, web-based advocacy, and online-to-offline integration of the members and supporters of Mission Outdoors, Sierra Student Coalition, Global Population & Environment, and International Coal Programs.

Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Jennifer worked as the Digital Organizing Coordinator at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) where she executed online and offline campaign efforts to engage disenfranchised communities through online actions, text messaging, and social media. She also worked as the Digital GOTV Program Lead for Obama for America -- Pennsylvania.

Jennifer is based in Sierra Club's New York City office and we are thrilled to add her to our team! Welcome Jennifer.

Get Involved

Active Duty Military and Veterans - Apply Today

We are taking a group of five veterans or active duty, reserve or National Guard, into the Phillip Smith Mountains, one of the most remote wilderness areas on the North American Continent in the Arctic Circle, August 19-30, 2013. Unscarred by civilization, it is harsh yet fragile, wild and yet serene. Words and pictures cannot describe the seemingly endless range of mountains and valleys, the fall colors, the berries on the tundra, or the feeling of solitude and open space. Dall sheep will graze the crags above us and with any luck, resident bear, wolf, and wolverine populations will be on the move. We will be near the peak of the eleven year sun spot cycle and that will hopefully allow us to enjoy the Aurora Borealis.

Email stacy.bare@sierraclub.org for more information and a trip application.
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