The strength of the Sierra Club is its grassroots nature. We are an organization of the people. But we are only as strong as the people who choose to get involved. There are many ways to do so, and I urge you to consider one or more of them.
The majority (80%) of the salmon served in restaurants is farmed, and, according to one survey, even salmon purported to be wild caught is usually raised in dense pens. How can consumers know whether the salmon is farmed or wild?
The Chapter voted to support electing San Mateo's County's five supervisors by district instead of at-large and has called for future vacancies on the Board to be filled by election rather than appointment by the remaining Board members.
Concerned about housing density, wetlands preservation, and traffic management issues, the Chapter's the Chapter's Sustainable Land Use Committee met with a Redwood City developer to discuss the proposed Bay-front development.
The press coverage of China's role in the Copenhagen negotiations has often left the impression that China, the largest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), is the villain. However, China is on the forefront of curbing GHG emissions.
In December the Chapter released its survey of local progress on climate protection to extensive prominent press attention in local papers. The survey reports the progress on climate protection by 24 jurisdictions (65%) throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
The last year of the decade may best be remembered for one piece of particularly good news: carbon dioxide emissions from the United States have peaked. They will continue to decline if we keep working.
Much of the western world lives in societies that have long traditions of meat eating. Today these traditions are being challenged by experts and researchers who are convincing us to rethink our food choices.
Our food supply is threatened by significant decline in honeybee population. In light of the mounting evidence that new seed chemical coatings are deadly to bees, the Club has been urging the Environmental Protection Agency to ban these specific chemical treatments until more studies ate done.
For seasoned backpackers who find their wilderness experience diminished by well-worn, overcrowded trails and campsites featuring tables and benches made of displaced boulders, hiking off-trail restores much of the lost exhilaration.
At first glance, you may not suspect that Lisa Barboza is an "obsessive peak bagger," as her partner nicknamed her. It takes only a few minutes, though, for the conversation to arrive at her favorite topic — mountain climbing.