Doug Walker and Peter Martin on the trail

Doug Walker

Sierra Club mourns the death of outdoor program supporter, Doug Walker (on the left).

Beyond Coal

Coal is our country’s dirtiest energy source from mining to burning to disposing of coal waste. We support the grassroots movement to move beyond this dirty fuel toward a clean energy future.

Our Wild America

This is conservation today: habitat, water, air quality – ecosystems viewed through the lens of climate solutions with an eye toward justice for all.

Sierra Club Outdoors

Sierra Club Outdoors provides experiences for hundreds of thousands of military veterans and families, as well as youth and people with limited access to the outdoors, to explore and enjoy the natural world.

Doug Walker
Beyond Coal
Our Wild America
Sierra Club Outdoors

Forward: Solutions

Pause and consider… less than a decade ago, plans to build 150 new coal plants were all but certain. So were plans to move millions of barrels of tar sands oil across the country. There was little hope of curbing CO2 emissions, even in the face of runaway global warming.

Today, coal is declining, the Keystone XL pipeline is stalled, and global CO2 emissions are flat. The promise of a clean, renewable energy future is here.

The Sierra Club Foundation is dramatically increasing its commitment to a clean energy future by doubling down on efforts to move beyond fossil fuels while maintaining our long-standing commitment to protecting wild lands, getting more people from every background outdoors, and working to achieve environmental justice by broadening the reach and diversity of the environmental movement.

Our job, as environmentalists and philanthropists, is to make investments in the future count and on a scale that can help solve a global crisis and usher in a new clean energy paradigm.

Our challenge, over the next few years, will be to ensure that U.S. and global leaders ignore those who say we can’t move forward, and instead invest in the technologies and people that can.

This will take unprecedented public will, and people who are willing to build it.

News and Updates

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm recently released Boom and Bust 2016: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline, the second of this series of annual reports. The report ...

Leadership Journal

Last week, we saw two dramatic developments in the unstoppable shift from dirty fuels to clean energy, both of which are clear illustrations of the rapid changes occurring in the energy investment environment ...

Publications

2014 Annual Report

Forward: Solutions

2013 Annual Report

A Thousand Invisible Cords

 2012 Annual Report

Momentum to Win

 

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