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The Planet

Volume 2 Number 5, July/August 1995


War Update/Feature story

The good and bad in the current War on the Environment including a message from Carl Pope, Sierra Club's executive director, and a guide to how anti-environmentalist legislation is faring in Washington.

Save Our Summer

A summary of a nationwide coalition to turn back the War on the Environment.

Media Column

"Getting the Word Out" by Brian Andreja; how to work more effectively and efficiently with the media.


a short list of reports for environmental activists.

How to Write a Great Letter to the Editor

by John Andrews Tips for success from the Activists' Tool Chest.

Activist Recruiting

"The Six Most Effective Ways to Recruit Activists."

Sample Letter to the Editor

Can be used to alert the public to the danger of Sen. Gorton's (R-Wash.) "extinction bill."

Conservation's New Shape

by Robbie Cox, Sierra Club President "The New Shape and Focus for Conservation Activism."

Conservation policy

A step by step approach to shaping conservation policy

1995 Leader List

How to get the revised Club leader list.

State of States: "Bass and Backhoes"

by Ken Midkiff
In-stream gravel mining wreaking havoc in Ozarks and how the Ozark Chapter is fighting it.

Book Review: A Moment on the Earth

by Gregg Easterbrook as reviewed by Michael McCloskey.

Club Beat

Stories/accounts/victories from Club activists in the field on topics ranging from Utah wilderness and tactics for gathering signatures on the Environmental Bill of Rights, to dioxin's legacy in the Smokey Mountains, a victory along Wyoming's North Platte River and a call for an upcoming activist outing to the endangered ecosystem of Chesapeake Bay.

On the Horizon

Upcoming calendar of Club events.


  • "Northern Wilds Threatened" covers the legislative assault facing Minnesota's premier wilderness area, Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  • "Coastline Under Attack" covers the recent congressional move to drop the moratorium on offshore drilling along North America's Outer Continental Shelf.

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