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No Place Like Home Podcast: There is No Climate Justice without Racial Justice, with Rev. Lennox Yearwood

Welcome to No Place Like Home, a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change. We’re your hosts – Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner. We’re two Southern women, climate activists, and dear friends. On No Place Like Home, we explore the biggest story of our time from inviting, intimate, creative, and surprising angles. […]

July 26th

The Sierra Club stands with immigrants -This country needs dreamers

Last week, nearly 700,000 DACA recipients were granted a major reprieve from the Supreme Court, which ruled that the reasons the Trump administration had given for terminating the program were “arbitrary and capricious.” DACA allows young people who came to this country before age 16 to get driver’s licenses, work authorizations, and college educations. Now, the […]

June 22nd

Wisconsin Primary: Sierra Club’s Michael Brune says you shouldn’t have to risk your life to vote

Across this nation, courageous people — from health-care workers to grocery-store employees — are facing danger every day to meet the challenges of this horrible pandemic. Nevertheless, Wisconsin’s Republicans — with the backing of President Donald Trump — placed the state’s citizens at risk by refusing to permit a modest, one-week extension for mail-in ballots […]

April 13th

Building a new clean energy bridge to the future (solar and wind, not dirty gas)

According to Gizmodo reporter Brian Kahn, “The notion that natural gas is a bridge to a renewable future was first put in writing in 1979 by environmentalist Barry Commoner in his book The Politics of Energy. He called it a ‘bridge between the present, unsatisfactory reality and the still abstract, hoped-for future.’” By Michael Brune The Sierra Club […]

March 3rd

Trump’s border wall is the exact opposite of where our priorities should be (It’s the climate change, stupid!)

The Trump administration has undertaken a massive, unprecedented response to the climate crisis. In fact, they clearly see this enormous undertaking as their signature project  – the legacy this administration will leave the nation. I’m not talking about some tree-planting pledge or a sudden change of heart about windmills. Folks, I’m talking about Trump’s border […]

February 24th

Sierra Club says it’s time to impeach Trump

Today, I’m writing with a message no executive director of the Sierra Club has ever sent: That this organization supports the impeachment and removal of our sitting president. By Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director    It’s unprecedented, but so many things about this presidency have been: from Trump’s astonishing willingness to shred the protections […]

December 16th