and Endorsements - The Sierra Club actively works to
endorse and promote pro-environment candidates. To learn more about our
political program and view our endorsements.
Waste and Recycling
Zero Waste aims to prevent waste by
design rather than manage it after the fact. We look at not only the quantity of waste we
generate, but also its toxicity, its contribution to climate change,
and the important links between waste reduction and corporate
the state is considering lifting our 22-year moratorium on increased
incineration, despite of the health and global warming consequences.
Bottle Bill Update
- We're working to extend our state's most effective recycling
program to include water, sports drinks, flavored teas, and other
Wastewater Treatment on
Cape Cod: Discharges from septic systems have resulted in the
degradation of water quality; impacts to aquatic environment; fish
kills, and aesthetic issues.
Plastic Bags can last in the
environment 1000 years, and never really biodegrade. They kill
animals, and eventaully become microplastics where they will threaten
food supplies in our oceans.
- The only safe level of mercury is zero. Will the manufacturers of
thermostats and mercury-bearing lighting take real responsibility for
Energy and Climate Change
Go Solar! - Installing
solar panels on your rooftop can save you money
Energy - our
work on all aspects of clean renewable energy
Burning our forests isn't green; it's the onbly hope we have in
decreasing CO2 in our atmosphere.
Beyond Coal Campaign - Coal is the
dirtiest of our fossil fuels, resulting in more CO2 and mercury than
any other source.
Habitat & Wildlife
Endangered Species Act (MESA) is being threatened by developers
who are trying to gut the law that protects 435 species of native
animals and plants at risk in Massachusetts
Forests and Parks - Forests and parks provide us with outdoor
activities, such as hiking and picnicking, but are also essential in
maintaining a balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Working
with our environmental allies and state agencies, we seek to limit or
discontinue logging, clearcutting, and other practices that lead to
the degradation or destruction of these treasured lands.
Mt. Wachusett State
Reservation - Development is threatening one of the state's
illustrates the threats that many of the state's treasured parks and
forests are facing.
Habitat can be the key to providing an environment
protecting many of the state's species
Right Whale - Over a hundred years after the end of commercial
whaling, human activity is still threatening the survival of these
Transportation - Smart growth requires that public
transportation be available for new development.
MBTA Debt Report
2013: The Year of Transportation Funding?
Reviews the sources of the MBTA's debt, dispelling the
misconception it's a result of mismanagement, poor planning, and out
of control expenses. Upon even the most basic investigation, one can
see that the source of the MBTA’s debt problem wasn’t caused by any of
these factors. The reality is that the Big Dig and longtime neglect to
properly fund the system are the culprits. Prepared by Erica H.
Mattison Click here to download
Silver Line -
Bus Rapid Transit is an oxymoron, and the MBTA's promise of restoring
rapid transit service to the old orange line corridor isn't being
North–South Rail Link -
The Sierra Club supports completing the last link in Amtrak's
Should we cut down forests to add new runways - in the hope
that these runways will bring jobs?