52 Reasons

Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters.

In this week’s episode, we chat with Mary Anne Hitt, the Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign at the Sierra Club. Mary Anne and I discuss the progress the Sierra Club has made and the challenges they are now facing under the new administration.

While what can be viewed as a century of progress is fundamentally at risk, so Mary Anne and I dive into ways in which our listeners can get involved and make an impact and the fact that clean air and clean water are bipartisan values. Those shared values are exactly what the Sierra Club stands for. The team at 52 Reasons is grateful for Mary Anne’s wealth of knowledge related not only to the work of the Sierra Club, but also to her passion for helping others become advocates and activists related to the special places in our country and around the globe.

We hope you’ll listen in and join our conversation and begin to get involved.

The Sierra Club’s mission is:

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

*Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA.




Ways You Can Act

  1. Learn how you can take action and follow current Sierra Club Campaigns that need your voice.
  2. Join a Sierra Club Rapid Response Team and let the Sierra Club help plug you into ways in which you can help make sure their grassroots efforts continue to provide us with clean air, clean water and special places to enjoy with our loved ones.
  3. Watch Years of Living Dangerously from the National Geographic Channel.
  4. Learn about how you can get involved with your Local Chapter of the Sierra Club.
  5. Take action immediately and join the Sierra Club at https://www.addup.org/resist

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