Welcome to our 2005/2006 year-in-review/year-in-preview issue, where we highlight 16 examples of “what we do best” in the Sierra Club. You can click on the headlines in the left column, scroll down the descriptions below, or download a pdf by clicking on the Planet's front page.
First, Build a New Energy Future
At the Sierra Summit, 765 delegates chose energy as the top grassroots priority and in November, the Board of Directors approved a new set of conservation initiatives with “Smart Energy Solutions” as the top priority. MORE
How the Arctic Refuge Was Saved (For Now)
True, polar bears have been sighted from Portland to Pittsburgh, but winning on the Arctic is not about the bears—it’s about targeted and coordinated grassroots organizing. MORE
And read about how one Sierra Student Coalition activist—a high-school senior—helped persuade her congressman to vote "the right way" on the Arctic.
Getting Somewhere on the Bridges to Nowhere
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but try telling that to Representative Don Young and Senator Lisa Murkowski, whose now-infamous “Bridges to Nowhere” have become embarrassing examples of fiscally irresponsible pork-barrel spending projects. The Sierra Club helped make these boondoggles into household names—more Americans now have heard of “Bridges to Nowhere” than know the name of their own representative in Congress. MORE
Fighting for the Valle Vidal
Northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal is a wildlife haven—home to the state’s largest elk herd—and a boon to the local economy, used by ranchers, hikers, sportsmen, outfitters, Boy Scouts, and sightseers, among others. So when the area was targeted by the Bush administration for coalbed methane drilling, a local coalition including the Sierra Club sprang to its defense. MORE
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