Take Action: Protect Our National Parks!
The Senate is starting debate on a new highway bill -- and these bills are how the National Park Service maintains its infrastructure as well. The bill woefully underfunds necessary projects our national parks. The NPS is already facing a maintenance backlog, but a lack of funding could also harm vital projects such as elevating the Tamiami Trail in Everglades National Park and renovating Memorial Bridge, which connects the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery.
Tell your senators to fund critical maintenance projects in our national parks!
Grassroots Activism: Talking Climate Justice in MN
Congrats to Sierra Club Minnesota for a fantastic "Climate Justice Now" event last week with Green For All in North Minneapolis. More than 240 people showed up to discuss climate action by the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental justice.
The crowd heard from Rep. Keith Ellison, a local high school's "Green Team" rap group, local youth climate activists, the Indigenous Environmental Network, the local NAACP, and many other experts.
Grassroots Activism: Hands Across the Sand and Land
Congrats to the thousands of people who took part in "Hands Across the Sand" events nationwide this past weekend. They earned numerous media hits about rejecting dirty fuels projects such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Check out the photos!
Grassroots Activism: That's How Detroit Rolls
The Sierra Club's Great Lakes Program, the Southeast Michigan Group's Outings Program, and Wayne State University recently organized an eight-mile "green" bike tour in Detroit for 16 people.
The tour highlighted nine locations with green infrastructure techniques that keep polluted runoff out of the city's aging sewer system, including an underground cistern that collects over 600 gallons of rainwater that is used to water a local community garden in the North End.