About the NC Sierra Club
For over 40 years the NC Sierra Club has been leading the fight to protect North Carolina's wild places and natural resources. And with a strong base of over 15,000 members, that tradition continues.
Check below for information about our capaigns and opportunities. Whether you simply want to go for hikes and explore our great state, or if you want to become a volunteer lobbyist and help educate decision-makers about the tough issues of the day, being a Sierran could be your calling.
Children are the future.
So is Wind.
Kids at the NC Museum of Art see first hand how wind can generate electricity.
The electricity made by this little turbine powered a music box that go these young minds moving!
The museum partnered with the NC Sierra Club for its program on Art & Science.
Watch Both Parts of Wind Animation that displays NC potential for Offshore Wind.
Inside or out, the kids had a great time learning new things about wind.
If you want to learn more, too, visit offshorewindnc.org!
North Carolina has the best offshore wind resources on the East Coast.
All told, there is enough power off our shore to provide electricity to the entire Eastern seaboard - from Maine to Florida.
Offshore wind not only provides an opportunity to increase economic investment, but wind development could make NC a leader in the nation when it comes to responsibly producing renewable energy.
Visit offshorewindnc.org for information about our campaign!
Currently, fracking is illegal in North Carolina.
But there is a strong push to allow fracking before proper safeguards are in place to protect our water and air.
Our fracking team - the fracking team around - has been working to make sure North Carolinians have the information they need.
People are talking about water contamination, consumer protection, or making sure towns have a say in this process. And whatever they are talking about, there is cause for concern.
Visit TheDailyFrack.com for news about fracking in your community.
Click here to check out the DENR report on fracking that was released on May 1.
And be sure to talk to your neighbors about fracking. With so much at stake, we cannpt afford to jeopardize our air, water, or health.
Volunteer Lobby Corps
Last year was the first year of our Volunteer Lobby Corps.
And it was major!
Pushing to increase efficiency standards for new buildings may not be a high profile issue, but it can make a big difference.
Despite increasing partisanship, the new standards passed and marked a huge victory for the volunteers who made the push.
This year, the push is even bigger. From preventing the fracking ban from hastily being lifted to making the case to allow local sale of solar energy, volunteers are needed to help move North Carolina forward.
Can you step up? Check out NCLobbyCorps.com to get more information about the issues and ways to be a part of this movement!
The Club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.
Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club!
Established in 1970, the North Carolina Chapter advocates across the state and in our capitol, from the mountains to the coast, for a clean, healthy North Carolina that is safe for both current and future citizens.
We have our work cut out for us with the new faces coming into office in 2011, but we can succeed with your help. DONATE and support our work in North Carolina. 100% of your contribution will stay in our state.