Stop new oil and gas leasing off Virginia's Coast!
Offshore drilling is not only dangerous to our oceans, marine life and people, increasing offshore oil drilling will accelerate climate change. If we are serious about avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, we have to keep dirty fuels like oil and gas in the ground.
Yet, the Obama administration is setting the stage for future oil drilling in our oceans from the Arctic to the Atlantic over the next several years.
Want to find out what hikes are being organized near you? Curious about where we’ll be waving signs and demonstrating next? Maybe you want to meet other environmentalists over drinks, or watch a documentary film about fracking. Now, you can find all this and more in one easy location!
Visit the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club online, and navigate to our Events Calendar. You can find it HERE. Enjoy!
Want to Have a Bigger Say in How Virginia is Governed?
If you are interested in talking to your elected officials about our environment, join us to learn how you can build influence with your state Senator or Delegate as a Sierra Club Citizen Lobbyist. Experienced advocates and beginners are all welcome.
We’re coming to a location near to you! Click the link below for more details about the workshop closest to you.
Attend a Workshop this Summer to learn about Fracking, regulating Greenhouse Gases, and more!
Virginia is at an energy crossroads. We can choose to maintain the status quo of energy production focused on unearthing our energy fuels or we can choose to reduce air pollution, minimize climate change effects and use modern technology to develop clean energy solutions.
Please join the Virginia Conservation Network, Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Virginia Sierra Club and our local partners as we explore Virginia's path to a clean energy future. Most importantly you can find out what you can do to promote clean and renewable energy policies here in Virginia.
Aug. 19 @ 6 p.m. - Norfolk @ Ernie Morgan Center Topic: Fracking Sept. 9 @ 6 p.m. - Middleburg @ Emmanual Episcopal Church Topic: Carbon Pollution Standards and the Virginia Energy Plan Sept. 16 @ 6 p.m. - Fredericksburg @ England Run Library Topic: Carbon Pollution Standards and the Virginia Energy Plan Sept. 23 @ 6 p.m. - Harrisonburg @ Massanutten Regional Library Topic: Carbon Pollution Standards and the Virginia Energy Plan
Climate Action Workshop: Building a Winning Climate Strategy for Virginia!
The weekend of August 23, 24 in Richmond, the Sierra Club is joining forces with VA Conservation Network and our other allies for an exciting Climate Action Workshop. If you are passionate about climate protection and committed to action, then we urge you to sign up. We'll cover hotel and meals-- we just ask that you pay $10 at the door to help defray expenses. So become a part of the Virginia Climate Movement and sign up today. For more details, click here.
Our Annual Gathering Sept 26-28 - Just Around the Corner!
Every year Virginia Sierra Club members and friends join together for a weekend of hiking, music, fun and, of course, learning about how to protect our natural environment in Virginia. This 3 day, 2 night gathering includes nature hikes, Virginia Sierra Club happenings, great music and fellowship. If you've never been this is the year to try it out and for those veterans this is a year you won't want to miss!
Join us for the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21. The People's Climate March--held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit--is an unparalleled opportunity to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption, and how we need to move quickly from dirty fuels to clean energy. Besides, it just might be the biggest public outpouring of support for climate solutions this planet has ever seen.
The People's Climate March is going to be a big deal. RSVP now, and keep checking back for details on special trains and buses that might be leaving from your area.
There are over 325 local, national, and international organizations participating in the People's Climate March. See a list of our partners.
WHAT: The People's Climate March WHO: Sierra Club, tens of thousands of passionate and dedicated allies, and you! WHERE: NYC! WHEN: Sunday, September 21st