Sierra Club

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." --John Muir, 1912

  • John Muir created the Sierra Club in 1892 after being astounded by the grandeur of the Yosemite Valley; it was first created to facilitate human enjoyment for their mind and body revitalization
  • "Beyond Coal," "Beyond Oil"
  • Keystone XL- would transport 830,000 barrels of tar sand from Alberta, Canada through the United States; extracting tar sands is one of the most destructive projects on earth
  • Paul Clements- supported by the Michigan Chapter, who was running for chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; higher support for Democrats
  • Famous Spokespersons??? Lance Bass, Daryl Hannah, Francesca Eastwood
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