A group of people plants a tree.
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Like most parents, I think carefully about my kids’ future. I want them to be happy and safe and have love and joy in their lives. I also want them to be able to get meaningful work that pays a decent salary and offers healthcare and other benefits. …


A protestor at a Black Lives Matter rally holds up a sign that reads, “Black Lives Matter.”
Photo courtesy of Martín Witchger

Last week, the Sierra Club commemorated Juneteenth. It’s a day of celebration for some, but a painful reminder for many. A reminder that justice for Black people in this country is never guaranteed — it is an afterthought and sometimes, not a thought at all. This year marked the 100th…


People stand behind a banner reading “Honor the Treaties” at a protest against Line 3.
Photo courtesy of Jake Conroy / Rainforest Action Network.

By Winona LaDuke and Michael Brune

Right now, as the country faces an historic drought, a seemingly endless fire season, and the prospect of yet another treacherous hurricane season, the Biden administration’s bold commitment to tackling climate change and prioritizing the rights of Indigenous communities is facing a significant test…


A woman holds up a sign that reads, “Divest from Fossil Fuels.”
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The climate crisis will affect every aspect of our society — the financial sector very much included. We no longer live in the stable climate that our economy was built upon. …


Biden speaks to Ford workers in front of a banner that reads, “A Future Made In America.”
Photo courtesy of the White House and licensed under CC BY-ND 3.0.

The Ford F-series pick-ups are iconic: “the undisputed heavyweight champion of American roads.” They’ve been the best-selling pickup in the US for almost 50 years.

The company itself lives equally large in the American imagination. Ford was instrumental in creating the mid-century compact between workers and employers. …


A flag flies outside the US Capitol.
Photo by Gage Skidmore.

The last time Congress attempted to pass sweeping climate legislation was 11 years ago. Democrats held the presidency and both houses of Congress, and were poised to take action to spark a transition to clean energy and get us off the path toward catastrophic climate change. …


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In late March, President Biden unveiled a major new infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan. According to the White House fact sheet, it “will invest in America in a way we have not invested since we built the interstate highways and won the Space Race.”

We need large-scale, transformational investments…


Two union members stand in front of an oil pump and a bright-yellow sign that says “END.”
Photo courtesy of the United Domestic Workers of America

The climate crisis has already come to Kern County. …


Photo courtesy of Rachel Rosenfeld

In late February, the fracked gas industry had yet another one of its increasingly frequent bad days. After years of advocacy from thousands of residents, Sierra Club organizers, and numerous partners, the governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware unanimously voted to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware…


Texans line up outside a grocery store during the winter storm that knocked power offline.
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Last week, a blast of bitter cold knocked out power across the country, hitting Texas especially hard. It left millions without heat in the coldest temperatures seen in those regions in decades. Grocery store shelves were bare, and water treatment plants went offline. In Texas alone, more than 30 people…

Michael Brune

Dad, husband, executive director of the @sierraclub, writer, Jersey Shore native, Little League coach, #Yankees fan, climate hawk. Optimist. Love the Bay Area.

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