This opinion piece was published on the Sierra Club’s national websiteon April 16, 2019 and can be foundhere.
I have some bad news for you—the ocean is dying. And it gets worse, because when the ocean goes it’s taking us with it.
One of the ocean’s finest qualities is its seductive sense of mystery—there’s still so much that we don’t know about it. But a dangerous byproduct of this is that the ocean isn’t close to the top of most people’s concerns when they consider climate change. It’s “out of sight, out of mind” when we can least afford it.
This article was published on the Sierra Club’s national website on April 15, 2019 and can be found here.
The Sierra Club is widely acknowledged as the most influential grassroots-driven environmental organization in the country—and rightfully so, given its size and scope. At the same time the creative use of outside-the-box thinking has its benefits, and the Club’s Massachusetts Chapter has initiated a novel program that uses this approach to great effect.
This article was published on the Sierra Club’snational website on April 4, 2019 and can be found here.
Fran Silva-Blayney’s awareness of the world around her results from a life-long accumulation of keen observations. Now that her passion for addressing environmental issues is manifested in her work as a Sierra Club activist, many of those observations have come full circle. “I feel a sense of urgency with regard to finding climate solutions,” she says. “As a society we have to make some serious, hard choices about what we value.”