Keeping fossil fuels in the ground while promoting low-carbon fuels, electric vehicles and smarter transportation systems.
Supporting Public Transit
Sierra Club supporters helped spare the Metro system in Washington, D.C. from fare increases and $44 million in service cuts. Working with the Sustainable Metro D.C. program, The Sierra Club Foundation supported administrative advocacy to ensure sufficient Metro funding and prevent $44 million in transit cuts. With The Sierra Club Foundation support, activists launched a website to let the public share concerns with decision-makers (resulting in more than 1,500 emails sent to public leaders), distributed thousands of flyers, secured support from local organizations and citizens, and generated more than 1,800 public comments in favor of affordable and accessible public transit.
Follow the North Star
Thanks to support from The McKnight Foundation to The Sierra Club Foundation, Sierra Club’s North Star Chapter has achieved significant progress moving Minnesota beyond oil through grassroots organizing, administrative advocacy, and public education. The chapter has protected open spaces, increased public demand for transit choices, and minimized sprawl throughout the Twin Cities by helping implement improved pedestrian and bicycle provisions, shaping the statewide transportation plan and regional allocation of transportation funds, and protecting urban parkland from development and privatization.
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