Category: Climate Change

The People vs. Dominion: Join our Dominion Accountability Efforts TODAY!
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The People vs. Dominion: Join our Dominion Accountability Efforts TODAY!

Click here to sign up to join our Sierra Club Dominion Accountability Efforts.  Be one of “The People” vs. Dominion! Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE D) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. It is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy—both electricity and natural gas. The company’s Dominion Virginia Power subsidiary [...]

Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills
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Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills

Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author of the Virginia [...]

Chocolate Lovers for Climate Protection Week: Feb. 8 thru 14
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Chocolate Lovers for Climate Protection Week: Feb. 8 thru 14

UPDATE: News Conference, Thurs. Feb. 13 at 10:30am. Click here for more info! Virginia Sierra Club Declares February 8th through 14th “Chocolate Lovers for Climate Protection Week” “Save the Earth–It’s the only planet with chocolate!” Richmond, VA – A witty sign showing up at climate rallies proclaims: “Save the Earth–It’s the only planet with chocolate!”, and for [...]

Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism
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Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I started my activism with the Sierra Club in the late eighties as the Forest Chair for the Western Maryland Group. As fierce as the forest debate was back then–the fights in the Pacific Northwest to save the Ancient Forests and those us in the east fighting to save scraps [...]

The Tip of the Melting Iceberg
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The Tip of the Melting Iceberg

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I live in Virginia where I work for the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. Much of our chapter’s efforts are devoted to fighting climate change and advocating for clean energy solutions. Addressing climate change is especially urgent in Virginia because the metropolitan region of Virginia known as Hampton Roads, along the [...]

2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard
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2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score. For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a General Assembly Legislative Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2014 General Assembly Session on legislation that will have a [...]