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Welcome to the Massachusetts Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organization. Here in Massachusetts, your local chapter has a 40-year legacy of protecting the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaig

Will the Legislature act on
the Bottle Bill by the deadline?
The Updated Bottle Bill is the single most effective recycling and litter-reducing tool we have. But despite huge support, it's been languishing in the Legislature for over a twelve years. Click here to tell your legislators that this is the last chance they have to pass this bill. If they drop the ball, we head to the ballot.

Putting the Bottle Bill on the Ballot:
Help Gather the Second Round of Signatures
Click here to volunteer for the May-June signature drive!
We're moving forward with the next step in putting the Bottle Bill on the ballot: preparing to gather the second round of signatures starting in May! Although we need fewer signatures than before, we have a shorter period to do this. If we're going to meet our goal, volunteer commitment is critical.

Mass. Chapter is Accepting
Applications for Chapter Director
We are searching for a new Chapter Director. This position implements policies and programs adopted by the Chapter Executive Committee, and manages the chapter budget and the operations of our many programs. He/she carries out the policies, priorities and objectives of the Chapter and is responsible for managing staff and financial resources. Click here for details.

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Wordpress Help Needed

We're updating our website and need help with Wordpress, plugins, and themes. We're using WP 3.8.3, Parabola, and Wiki. Please email phil@sierraclubmass.org to help.

The Bottle Bill Update

After careful consideration, we've decided to work to put the Bottle Bill Update on the November 2014 ballot. We've already gathered more than enough signatures and we're gearing up for an active campaign!  Click here for more information about the bottle bill update.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about not only the environmental implications of the TPP, but all the far-reaching overreaching aspects. Along with State Rep. Denise Provost, we sponsored an event at the Somerville Library to discuss what the TPP is and the effects it would have. Click here

Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities
We've just posted our Summer 2014 internhip opportunities. We're seeking interns to help with our Website upgrade (Wordpress), Environmental wiki creation (Wordpress), various Journalism projects, and our work on the Bottle Bill Update. Our internships are unpaid, but they are great resume builders and help the environment. Click here for more.

Workplace Giving
As a member of EarthShare New England, the Massachusetts Sierra Club is eligible to receive payroll contributions. You can either give directly to the Sierra Club, or make a general gift that will be shared among EarthShare New England member charities. Visit EarthShare New England for more information.

Read the March 2014 issue of the E-Sierran - click here

Mass. Sierra Club Report Blasts
Bottling Industry's "Recycling" Bill
Our in-depth report asserts that their proposal nothing more than an effort to kill the most successful recycling mechanism in the state  Download the report

Beyond Coal Massachusetts

The coal burning plants in Massachusetts: Salem Harbor Station, Mount Tom (Holyoke), and Beyond Coal MassachusettsBrayton Point Station (Somerset), are the largest air polluters in the Commonwealth. The Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign in Massachusetts is focused on smart energy solutions that will keep Massachusetts healthy and free from unwanted dirty fuel sources. Join us in our fight against coal! Click here for more

Biomass Energy: Good or Bad for the Environment?

Biomass energy is the production of energy (electricity; liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels; and heat) from biomass. Biomass may be any organic matter including dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crop residues, aquatic plants, wood and wood residues, animal wastes and other organic waste, and construction and demolition debris.. Click here for more. Updated 10/2013.


Plastic Bag Bans

Bag bans have passed in Brookline, Nantucket, Manchester, and Great Barrington. This has started an avalanche of efforts in all corners of the state. Read about Brookline's victory here and then visit www.banbags.org with information about implementing a plastic bag in your community - and beyond!

2013-2014 Supported Bills

The Massachusetts Sierra Club is supporting wide range of bills in the new legislative cycle. Click here to view our list of supported legislation.

We Need Your Support!
We depend on your generous direct support of our statewide initiatives including working towards a clean energy future, curbing climate change and advocating for critical environmental legislation. Click here to donate 

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