Have you ever had a roommate like Rocky who never seemed to do their part? No matter how much you hinted or set a good example, their mess threatened to swallow your whole apartment! If you hated it, imagine how the Earth feels? Even if we do our small part, nothing will get better if our roommates continue their messy habits. Like Rosa in our Mythbusters video, we have to take action to make lasting changes and turn the tide of our climate crisis.
Everyday personal choices do matter, but they aren’t enough. Recycling, choosing renewable energy, eating sustainably, all of it makes a difference, but these are small pieces to a gigantic puzzle. You and I can’t solve it alone. That is why activism, awareness, and legislative change is vital to making a substantial difference in solving the climate problem we all face. We’ve got to get all of the planet’s roommates on board with the plan!
If your initial response to this call to action is, “Where do I start?” we’ve got an excellent answer for you, The Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club
The National Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Founded in 1892, this organization has worked tirelessly to protect wild places, endangered animals, and clean water. They have fought to combat climate change and ensure a green energy future for our planet. Not only are they environmentally focused, but The Sierra Club also fights for social justice across the nation. “From securing protection for 439 parks and monuments, to winning passage of the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts, to putting over 281 coal plants on the path to replacement with clean energy, to securing the right of every kid in America to visit a national park, we have an unmatched record of success and impact.” Utilizing the power of awareness, protesting, and lobbying the government, The Sierra Club continues to make a difference.
This organization has chapters in every state in the USA and has no plans of slowing down its efforts to fight for environmental change and social justice. Along with their activism efforts, The Sierra Club is passionate about getting people from all walks of life outside to experience nature’s pure beauty. Tours, treks, and overnight adventures are also part of being a member of The Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club: Illinois Chapter is right in your backyard! This chapter is an excellent place to start or continue your environmental activism journey. Whether you’d like to join in protesting against legislation detrimental to the environment, social justice reforms, or preserving and protecting our wildlands, donating your time and money to The Sierra Club is a worthwhile endeavor. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about getting involved in the fight to save our planet.