VTA’s inherited agreement with the west valley cities requires that Highway 85 median to be reserved for Light Rail. VTA is looking to renege on the agreement and replace the median with another auto travel lane. The expansion is proposed at the expense of air quality and noise in the corridor. Fortunately Cupertino, Saratoga, and Los Gatos are taking action.
Did you know that the Sierra Club is the largest nationwide volunteer-driven environmental organization in the United States? To accomplish that with a consistent voice, our Club has been carefully organized into bylaws-governed chapters.
Facebook recently unveiled their new campus in Menlo Park recently. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the 433,555 square foot building boasts a 9-acre green roof and has achieved LEED Gold Certification. The campus sprawls over 22 acres and has the largest open floorplan in the world.
The state of California allows the injection of toxic waste into groundwater aquifers that are supposed to be protected by law. Read about how it is damaging our water supply, the impact of the contamination, and how the Sierra Club chapters in California are attempting to address a major disregard for our water supply by the state government and oil industry.
Ann Schneider has a slew of different dimensions to her. Read about her start in environmentalism, experiences with the Sierra Club, and career in recycling. As a long term volunteer leader in the Sierra Club, Ann Schneider has contributed to the progress of green policies and the future of environmentalism.
Now, your online purchases can help benefit the Loma Prieta Chapter! Whenever you shop at Amazon.com, just login to your existing Amazon account using our unique link and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Loma PrietaChapter of the Sierra Club. Help us earn funds from purchases you were planning to make anyway! There is zero cost to you to use this program.
Progressivism is all but dead today. In John Muir’s time, progressivism was on the on the rise and his successes were due in no small measure to the progressive political atmosphere. The contrasting trajectories of Muir’s and McKibben’s environmental accomplishments illustrate clearly that in order to make significant gains in environmental protection, we need to support a broad-based progressive resurgence.
Growing up in the midwest in the 1950s and 60s, my father like so many others, had always believed that human beings were superior to nature. It was an idea that had come from the enlightenment, that humans were somehow separate from nature, that we could not only dominate it, but had a responsibility to do so.
It is never too late to go solar! When you go solar this spring, you get $750 from Sungevity! Sungevity also contributes $750 to the Loma Prieta Chapter. It’s good for the planet, good for the Loma Prieta, and good for you. Join the hundreds of Sierra Club members who have gone solar with Sungevity.
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•Install Sink Positive (sinkpositive.com), which turns the top of your toilet tank into a sink for handwashing and other graywater uses. Every time you flush the toilet, incoming fresh drinking water runs through the toilet-top sink. If you wash your hands there instead of at the basin, you save water. Plus, you will know right away if your toilet leaks.
On August 14 – 16, 2015, we will gather together for Clair Tappaan Lodge’s 11th Annual Summer Fundraiser. Proceeds contribute to the Lodge’s expenses and support the CTL Environmental Education Scholarship fund for school groups and Sierra Club's ICO (Inspiring Connections Outdoors) youth program.