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Sierra Club Insider

November 25, 2008: In This Edition of the Insider
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Victory for Clean Air
  • Coal Is........
  • Sponsor a Wild Place
  • Live Earth India: December 7
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    Happy Turkey Day!
    Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday (for everyone but the turkeys), and the Sierra Club's Owen Bailey talked to some folks at the Los Angeles Farmers Market to find out what they're really thankful for.

    Meanwhile, our Green Life blog has uncovered lots of ways to make your Thanksgiving meal greener this year, and thankfully not all of them involve surviving on green-bean casserole alone! By cooking with seasonal ingredients or choosing to make your dishes from scratch, you can reduce the environmental impact of your Turkey Day dinner. Ready to consider going turkey-free? Check out delicious vegetarian options like Tofurkey (it's good). If eating meat-free isn't enough for you, you can even save a turkey's life through Adopt-A-Turkey.

    Share your favorite ways to green your Thanksgiving.

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    A Big Bonanza for Clean Air
    As the result of a permit challenge by the Sierra Club to the proposed Bonanza coal plant in Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board ruled this month that the EPA had no valid reason for refusing to limit from new coal-fired plants the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

    According to Sierra Club Chief Climate Counsel David Bookbinder, this translates to "a de facto moratorium" on building new coal-fired power plants. Which means the Obama administration will have "both a blank slate to write on and plenty of breathing room as they will not have to be rushing around from Day 1 reacting to individual permit decisions."

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    Nothing but the Coal Truth
    Coal is Not the AnswerTens of thousands of people have already learned the truth about coal. Despite a $40 million advertising campaign that masks the harmful and polluting nature of coal-fired power plants, people aren't falling for it. Now it's time to take the truth about coal to the masses.

    The Sierra Club is launching a new advertising campaign that will rebut the coal industry's misleading claims. And we need your help. Let's come up with a new slogan for coal -- one that tells the truth.

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    Give and Protect
    Sponsor Yosemite National Park - $25If you're the kind of person who prefers to give holiday gifts that make a difference, we've got a great idea for you: Become a sponsor of our Sierra Club Wild Places project. In return, we'll give you a gift you can pass along. Here's how it works:

    For as little as $25, you can sponsor one of our featured Wild Places: Giant Sequoia National Monument, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, or Acadia National Park.

    Depending on the level of your gift, you'll receive a lovable plush puppet, a rucksack, colorful fact sheets, a certificate, and more. Your symbolic sponsorship will support all the Sierra Club's efforts to protect America's wildlands and wildlife, keep our air and water clean, and solve global warming.

    Give a Wild Places Sponsorship today.

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    Live Earth India: Tune in Here or There
    Live Earth India, the December 7 concert for a climate in crisis, will feature world-renowned performers like Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, and a host of Indian musicians, along with environmental advocates and celebrities from around the globe. The event will feature personal and policy solutions to the climate crisis and offer support for India's most important environmental issues and causes.

    The Sierra Club, which is working with Live Earth as a strategic partner in supporting the Friends of Live Earth program, has a keen interest in India's approach to climate change. On April 3, 2008, in Mumbai, the Club unveiled an exciting (and unprecedented) new "Green Energy and Green Livelihoods Achievement Award" to recognize outstanding environmental success in India.

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    EXPLORE

    Planet in Peril
    Planet in Peril: Battle Lines isn't the new Star Trek Movie. It's an upcoming CNN documentary about the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources.

    Host Anderson Cooper took some time to fill in Sierra Club supporters on what to expect.

     


    ENJOY

    Holy Ground bookcover


    Holy Ground
    This holiday season, you can celebrate Earth's abundance and sustenance with Holy Ground, a new anthology from Sierra Club Books of essays on Earth stewardship.

    Faith groups and book clubs can take advantage of a special offer for multiple copies here (pdf). 


    PROTECT

     

    Repower, Refuel, Regenerate
    As the Obama administration begins to take shape, it is critical that hear from you.

    We have a great opportunity right now to begin creating a clean energy future -- by getting all of our energy from clean sources, cutting our dependence on oil, creating clean-energy jobs, and reducing global warming by 80 percent.

    Are you looking forward to working with President-elect Obama on these critical priorities?

    Sign our petition.


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