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"See the Truth" Party with Al Gore
Special Year End $15 Membership Offer & Choose Your Free Gift!
The Supreme Court on Global Warming - A Close Call
Help Us Reach Our Goal - Tell Pres. Bush to Get Serious About Global Warming!
Another Close Call! Congress Voting on Offshore Drilling - Take Action Today!
Beautiful 2007 Sierra Club Calendar On Sale Now
EXPLORE: Spend New Years Kayaking & Camping in Florida
ENJOY: Green Holiday Tips
PROTECT: Stand Up Tall for Giant Sequoias

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Sierra Club InsiderDecember 7, 2006

"See the Truth" Party with Al Gore
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth continues to be a great way to educate folks about the realities of global warming. Now the Sierra Club is teaming up with Al Gore, Moveon.org, the League of Conservation Voters, and others to host thousands of "See the Truth" movie parties nationwide on Saturday, December 16th, at 7pm EST. Al Gore will speak to all the participants and answer questions on a conference call at the end of the screenings.

Hosting a movie party is easy. All you have to do is register your party, and we'll help you out with the rest.

Not up for hosting? Visit www.algore.com, and you can find a nearby house party to attend.


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Special Year End $15 Membership Offer & Choose Your Free Gift!
Our air, water and lands remain under relentless pressure from polluters and their allies in Washington. And there is little doubt that 2007 will be our most challenging year to date. But working together, we can turn back the challenges that threaten our environment.

Join more than 750,000 other Americans protecting our wildlands and wildlife -- become a member of the Sierra Club at our special discounted year-end membership rate of $15 between now and December 15 and receive your choice of a Sierra Club Cap, Expedition Backpack or a Weekender Bag!

We need your help to protect the Arctic, keep development out of our National Forests, safeguard the Endangered Species Act -- and so much more. Join today!

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Heated Global Warming Arguments at the Supreme Court
The Sierra Club, along with a dozen other environmental organizations, and 12 states, argued before the Supreme Court last week in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency is compelled under the Clean Air Act to act to regulate carbon dioxide pollution that causes global warming. The Justices have until July 2007 to return a decision and, based on questions and comments from the Justices during the hearing, it looks to be a close decision. Here's an eyewitness account from Brendan Bell of the Club's Global Warming and Energy team. For an analysis of how the decision could profoundly affect all environmental policy in our nation, read Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope's blog entry "On a Knife's Edge."


Meanwhile, Back at the White House...
A big thanks to the nearly 10,000 of you who sent the message to President Bush that it's time to get serious about solving global warming. Lots of you even told your friends to do the same. But some quick math shows that we're only a fraction of the way to our goal of half a million emails. Either ten of you step up to the plate and forward this action to 49,000 friends apiece, or we all have to tickle our address books. Just forward this email to some friends and ask them to click on the Take Action button below!

And if you haven't had a chance to take action yet, now's the time: We want President Bush to acknowledge global warming and talk about real solutions in his upcoming State of the Union address. Remember, stranger things have happened: Last year, he admitted that our country had an oil addiction. Let's make lightning strike twice!

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...And Over on Capitol Hill
It was just a few weeks ago that Americans cast their ballots in a call for a new direction on a number of fronts, including energy policy. It was the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and to shelve bad ideas like offshore drilling.

Instead, it appears that Congress will indeed consider offshore drilling legislation -- during its lame-duck session. Every day and dollar that we spend on increased drilling is a day and dollar not spent on smart energy solutions that can last into an energy independent future. Take action TODAY to tell your Congressional representative not to vote for offshore drilling of America's coasts.


Don't Wait for January...
Order a 2007 Sierra Club Calendar today. Available in both wall and desk formats, these Sierra Club classics are the most popular nature calendars ever published, because they feature dramatic and inspiring images by some of America's leading nature photographers.

You'll find Sierra Club Calendars at your favorite bookseller -- either on-line or off -- or you can order them directly from the Sierra Club Store. And don't forget that a portion of the proceeds will support the Club's efforts to preserve and protect our environment.


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      EXPLORE
Last-Minute New Year's Eve
Still don't have plans? Help us ring in the New Year on a kayaking and camping extravaganza in Florida's Everglades. Explore tropical beaches and endless mangrove tunnels by kayak, bask on the beach, and feast on fresh local seafood.

ENJOY
'Tis the Season to Be Greener
Seems a bit odd that the Grinch was green, doesn't it? We think it's great to be green at the holidays -- so we've put together a whole page of green holiday tips. Planning to put up a tree? Find out how to do it right. And for even more great holiday links, check out our Green Life site.

PROTECT

Stand Up Tall for Giant Sequoias
When Giant Sequoia National Monument was set aside by President Clinton in 2000, a promise was made to the American people that the natural treasures of that place would be protected forever.

Now Congress is threatening to break that promise with a law that threatens to destroy the last population of the threatened Pacific Fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Please sign our petition to California's Senators asking them to help stop this bad legislation.

Photos: Gore (Eric Lee/Paramount Classics) | Kayaking in the Everglades (Gregory Pflug)

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