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Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships

Our Mission: To discuss and explore the linkages between environmental quality and social justice, and to promote dialogue, increased understanding and appropriate action.

Victory for Puerto Rico

Victory in Puerto Rico -- Northeast Corridor Protected!

The Puerto Rico Sierra Club celebrated the biggest victory in the chapter's eight-year history on April 13 when Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, above, signed a law permanently protecting 3,000 acres of the island's Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) from development. "This measure was passed unanimously by both house of the state legislature and represents 15 years of work by the community," said Sierra Club organizer and longtime NEC champion Camilla Feibelman, below at microphone with the governor. "Permanent protection of this incredible natural treasure is the best possible birthday gift for the chapter, which celebrated its eighth anniversary in January." more Read more
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By Claire Currens, On February 15, more than 70 Minnesotans discovered that changing one word can help change the world. As they gathered at the St. Paul Amtrak station, a flash mob blossom...
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When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tried to mute public opposition to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federa...
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Sierra Club organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley with volunteers at a Public Lands Day cleanup of Bayou Bienvenue in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans.

Across the country, from Washington, D.C., to Arizona, we're supporting communities as they tackle issues from coal companies sapping pristine drinking water to homes being destroyed by mountaintop-removal mining. more See where we're working

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