On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank within hours. They never saw it coming. When it comes to global warming, though, we can see it coming all too well. This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will come together to head off disaster. At hundreds of Action rallies all across the country, they'll all deliver the same message: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050."
This National Day of Climate Action is a grassroots effort supported by the Sierra Club and dozens of other environmental groups, with rallies in every state, and in many of America's most iconic places. To find out more about hosting your own Action or participating in one of the hundreds that have already been scheduled, visit StepItUp2007.org -- and tell 'em John Muir sent you.
The National Day of Climate Action is the beginning of two weeks of Earth Day activities the Club is promoting. We'll be collecting your stories about local global-warming solutions, launching more Energy Film Festivals around the country, and spreading the message that we have a plan that can really take us where we need to go.
We've reached a crucial time in the Sierra Club's ongoing battle to protect one of the most triumphant symbols of America's proud wilderness -- California's Giant Sequoias.
Despite being rebuked by the federal courts, the Bush Administration is refusing to back off its plan to log this irreplaceable ancient forest. And more than half of their remaining groves -- located in Giant Sequoia National Monument -- are in jeopardy.
Find out more about how you can help. With your support, we will fight this destructive plan, and we will work to extend permanent protections to these imperiled trees -- by transferring management of the Giant Sequoia National Monument to the National Park Service, where it clearly belongs.
From Atlanta to Anchorage, Hilo to Hartford, La Crosse to Laredo, cities and towns across the country are getting cool. More than 400 municipalities, large and small, have now signed on to the Sierra Club's Cool Cities campaign to reduce global warming emissions at the local level. Three smaller Maine cities recently joined Portland in coming aboard, as has Blacksburg, Virginia, joining five larger cities in the commonwealth. And cities like Albuquerque, New Mexico and Golden, Colorado, are poised to jump on the bandwagon.
The Scrapbook on our new Grassroots Web site is brimming with stories about cities tackling global warming. But energy's not the only game in town. In Roanoke, Virginia, for example, the local Sierra Club group recently launched Earth Friendly Friday in conjunction with the local Unitarian Church, and it's quickly become the largest regular meeting of environmentalists in the area.
Here is a chance to talk to a Sierra Club expert and learn more about global warming. Link TV subscribers can get a sneak peak of an eye-opening film about the global oil industry crisis (and how we could solve it) by watching Crude Impact. The award-winning feature documentary film will be part of a special four-hour programming event called The End of Oil. (Other programs in the event were produced by Link TV and the BBC.)
You can tune in on Link TV on DIRECTV channel 375, Dish Network channel 9410, and select cable stations and online: Friday, February 9 at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT and continuing at 11 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT, repeating February 17, February 25 and March 1 at the same times. Other ways to get involved: You can chat with the filmmakers and other oil experts (including one from the Sierra Club) in a real-time online discussion about peak oil, climate change, and what to do about it, hosted on http://www.linktv.org/ immediately following the first broadcast on each date.
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