The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and most effective
grassroots environmental organization. Here in Massachusetts, your local
chapter has a 40-year legacy of protecting the environment with
successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaig
Putting the Bottle Bill on the Ballot: Help Gather the Second Round of Signatures
Click here to volunteer for
the May-June signature drive!
forward with the next step in putting the Bottle Bill on the ballot: preparing to gather the second round of
signatures starting in May! Although we need fewer signatures than before,
we have a shorter period to do this. If we're going to meet our goal,
volunteer commitment is critical.
Mass. Chapter is Accepting
Applications for Chapter Director We are searching for a new Chapter Director. This position
implements policies and programs adopted by the Chapter Executive Committee,
and manages the chapter budget and the operations of our many programs.
He/she carries out the policies, priorities and objectives of the Chapter
and is responsible for managing staff and financial resources.
Click here for
Wordpress Help Needed
We're updating our website and need help with Wordpress, plugins, and
themes. We're using WP 3.8.3, Parabola, and Wiki. Please email
Bottle Bill Update
consideration, we've decided to work to put the Bottle Bill Update on the
ballot. We've already gathered more than enough signatures and we're
gearing up for an active campaign! Click here
for more information about the bottle bill update.
Trans-Pacific Partnership The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about not only the
environmental implications of the TPP, but all the far-reaching –
overreaching aspects. Along with State Rep. Denise Provost, we
sponsored an event at the Somerville Library to discuss what the TPP
is and the effects it would have. Click
2014 Internship Opportunities
We've just posted our Summer 2014 internhip opportunities.
We're seeking interns to help with our Website upgrade (Wordpress), Environmental wiki creation
(Wordpress), various Journalism projects, and our work on the Bottle Bill
Update. Our internships are unpaid, but they are great resume builders and
help the environment. Click
here for more.
Workplace Giving As a member of EarthShare New England, the Massachusetts Sierra Club
is eligible to receive payroll contributions. You can either give directly
to the Sierra Club, or make a general gift that will be shared among EarthShare
New England member charities.
Visit EarthShare New England for more information.
issue of the E-Sierran -
Mass. Sierra Club
Bottling Industry's "Recycling" Bill Our in-depth report asserts that their proposal nothing more than an effort to kill the
most successful recycling mechanism in the state
Beyond Coal Massachusetts
coal burning plants in Massachusetts: Salem Harbor Station, Mount Tom (Holyoke),
and Brayton Point Station (Somerset), are the largest air polluters in the
Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign in Massachusetts is focused on smart
energy solutions that will keep Massachusetts healthy and free from unwanted
dirty fuel sources. Join us in our fight against coal!
Click here for more
Biomass Energy: Good or Bad for the Environment?
energy is the production of energy (electricity; liquid, solid, and gaseous
fuels; and heat) from biomass. Biomass may be any organic matter including
dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crop residues,
aquatic plants, wood and wood residues, animal wastes and other organic
waste, and construction and demolition debris..
Click here for more.Updated 10/2013.
Bag bans have passed in Brookline, Nantucket, Manchester, and Great
Barrington. This has started an
avalanche of efforts in all corners of the state.
Read about Brookline's victory here and then visit
www.banbags.org with information
about implementing a plastic bag in your community - and beyond!
2013-2014 Supported Bills
The Massachusetts Sierra Club is supporting wide range of bills in the
new legislative cycle.
Click here to view our list of supported legislation.
We Need Your Support! We depend on your generous direct support of our statewide initiatives including
working towards a clean energy future, curbing climate change and advocating
for critical environmental legislation.
Click here to