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 campaigns.
A Note From the
Massachusetts Sierra Club's
new Chapter Chair,
Roxanne Eigenbrod Zak
Just a few weeks ago, I had the honor of being elected the Chair of
the Massachusetts Chapter. My volunteer work with the Sierra Club was
fueled originally by my alarm about climate change and many other
critical environmental concerns. I saw that the Sierra Club, as a
volunteer-based organization, was the most effective voice in protecting
the environment -- working to combat global climate change, fighting to
protect parks and open space, recommending essential transportation
alternatives, decreasing waste, and increasing recycling.
However, these are trying times. Congress is hopelessly deadlocked on many
environmental issues, with one side trying to undo decades of progress, and
the other trying to maintain critical programs. Lost in the discussion is
what the threat of global climate change is doing to our country and entire
planet. This impasse makes local action more important than ever. It’s up to
us to move forward with alternative energy, and hold back the increasing
pressure by the fossil fuel industry to burn every last drop of oil, and
pump natural gas using a process that poisons the land, the water, and the
air we breathe.
Unlike some non-profits that fundraise year round, we restrict our
efforts to March. We hope that when you read this, you'll see the
countless hours that we have devoted to protecting the
land, water, and the air we breathe. We’re not only asking for your
monetary support, but we also hope that you’ll become involved in your
chapter. If you are already volunteering with us, I hope you will renew your
commitment to the Massachusetts Chapter. I also hope that you’ll subscribe
to our email newsletter, visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow
us on Twitter.
PS: Your support makes an enormous difference not only to the
Commonwealth, but to the planet we are committed to protect. I hope you will
take this opportunity to help support our work.
Mass. Chapter is Accepting
Applications for Chapter Director Note: If you sent one before 1/10, please resend it. 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.
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Bottle Bill Update will be on the ballot!
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.
2014 Internship Opportunities
We've just posted our Summer 2014 internhip opportunities.
We're seeking interns to help with our Future Fleet & Electric Vehicles
Initiative, 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.
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!
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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.
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