Last Stop -- The Grand Canyon
"The Grand Canyon takes your breath away like no other wonder in the world," says Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, who recently completed a two-week road trip through the American Southwest with his family. But even though the canyon itself is protected as a national park, the U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow uranium mining in the Kaibab National Forest just south of the park, threatening sacred lands and water supplies of the local Havasupai people with radioactive contamination.
Tell President Obama that you care about the Grand Canyon and the beautiful lands that surround it. Let's protect them for future generations with a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.
Great Outdoors America Wrap-Up (GO Week)
Sierra Club activists from around the country convened in Washington, D.C., the last week of June to participate in Great Outdoors America Week 2013 and remind their elected leaders how important it is to enjoy and protect our public lands. Outings leaders, veterans, teachers, and youth took part in lobby visits, trainings, and other events; Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spent an afternoon with local kids on the National Mall; and Sierra Club Youth Ambassador Nolan Gould sent an action alert supporting the Community Parks Revitalization Act.
Read more, take action, and check out photos of GO Week 2013.
The Best Foods for Your Pet
Sure, your food is organic, local, antibiotic-free, GMO-free, and hormone-free, but what about your pet's dinner? We recommend four eco-brands to keep Fido and Fluffy happy and healthy. Plus, these dog and cat chows are easy on the environment. Want to make your own animal treats? We've got a recipe for that, too.
Check out these dog and cat chows that will shrink your pet's environmental pawprint.
Photos left: Lori Eanes; right: M.P. Klier
Confirm Gina McCarthy!
Word on the street in D.C is that the nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator will come to the Senate floor this week. The cornerstone of President Obama's climate plan is a new set of EPA safeguards against climate-disrupting carbon emissions from coal plants. The best way to make sure those protections are put into place quickly is to make sure the EPA is fully staffed and ready to get to work. Gina McCarthy has been on the front lines of our most critical public health battles, and she has proven that she has what it takes to stand up for clean air, safe water, and the health of our communities.
Tell your senators to confirm Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator.
There's No Room for Gas in a Clean Energy Future
A presidential Climate Action Plan that doubles down on clean energy cannot also continue our reliance on natural gas. President Obama is proposing that we increase fracking to replace coal and that we ship liquefied natural gas overseas. But more drilling and fracking for natural gas is a recipe for climate disaster.
Tell President Obama that natural gas is not a climate solution.
Three DIY Toiletries You Can Make at Home
It's easy to make your own toothpaste, deodorant, and shaving cream. Learn how to make these natural eco-alternatives to commercial products.
Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? Let us know in the comment section.
What's the Story Behind the Sierra Club Tree?
The Sierra Club logo is an iconic symbol of the environmental movement. But how much do you know about this image?
Learn what makes this tree so special.