The Virginia Chapter of Sierra Club places priority on promoting smart energy solutions to fight global warming, protecting the Commonwealth of Virginia’s wild legacy, and making our communities safer and healthier places for all of us to live, grow and do business. These are the primary categories for our campaign work:
Beyond Coal – It’s time for Virginia to move beyond dirty coal. Across the state, Sierra Club is organizing citizens through the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition to fight a new coal plant in Hampton Roads, shut down dirty coal plant in Alexandrea, as well as actively opposing mountaintop removal mining.
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Clean Energy Solutions – Our vision for a new clean energy future integrates energy conservation, more efficient energy use and significant substitution of renewable energy sources for fossil fuel based energy. We already have the clean energy technology to tackle the pressing issue of global warming. The Sierra Club believes that in order to safely and effectively mitigate the effects of climate change, comprehensive global warming legislation must be enacted at every level of government that 1) reduces dangerous emissions, 2) transitions our communities to clean energy economies, and 3) adopts energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and goals.
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Resilient Habitats – If we want Virginia’s forests and wilderness areas to survive in a changing climate, we must help them adapt by protecting critical habitat and creating corridors that will allow for migration as climate changes, and temperatures and sea levels rise.
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Green Transportation – The Sierra Club envisions a Virginia where our transportation systems and community design are part of the solution to global warming, not part of the problem. Our members advocate shifting to a more balanced transportation system – connecting vibrant, compact, mixed used neighborhoods – that respect pedestrians and bicycle users and prioritize investment in transit.
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