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SA Summer 2014

A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change


by Bill McKibben

[Editor’s note:  The Sierra Club is partnering with and other groups to organize an historic demonstration in NYC for climate change. Here’s why the time is ripe.]

When world leaders gather in New York this fall to confront climate change, tens of thousands of people (and maybe you) will be there to demand they take action before it's too late.

Chapter activist Helen Slottje wins largest environmental prize

Attorney Helen Slottje, a member of the Atlantic Chapter, has won the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists, the $175,000 Goldman Prize. With her husband David, partner in their Ithaca-based pro bono law firm, she has helped enact fracking bans in 172 communities across New York in the last five years. She first presented her legal argument for home rule in a front-page article in the Sierra Atlantic in 2011.


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