6 things you need to know about going solar
Summer is here! With more daylight to burn, rooftop solar panels around the country are generating lots of clean energy and powering thousands of homes.
How do you know if solar panels are right for your home? How big does your roof need to be? Here are six things you need to know about going solar -- and how you can save $1,000.
Go solar with the Sierra Club and partner Sungevity by June 30 and you'll receive a $1,000 discount -- and the Angeles Chapter will receive $750 to continue to protect our local communities and environment.
It takes less than three minutes to get started. Request a free iQuote at sierraclub.org/solarhomes or call (415) 977-5668 to speak with the Sierra Club Solar Homes Coordinator.
We want clean energy!
Sierra Club activists and others in the environmental community turned out May 17 for Hands Across the Harbor in Wilmington, Calif.
The event was held near the Port of Los Angeles, which is home to six major oil refineries and a massive oil infrastructure overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It's undergoing new threats from tar sands shipping and refining, as well as a regional uptick in fracking. Participants learned about climate change, took a stand against dirty energy, and protested the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
June 7 marks the first anniversary of Southern California Edison’s decision to permanently close the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant near San Clemente.
But there are two crucial matters that remain: the quality of storage technology on-site at San Onofre, and the prospects for long-term storage at a remote site.
Enter Senator Barbara Boxer who in mid May backed Senate bills aimed at making sure decommissioning would proceed and would be safe. More
Join us for a cruise to frontier towns, glaciers and rain forests of Alaska next spring. Travel from Seward south to Vancouver, Canada, seeing stunning scenery and the Mighty Hubbard Glacier and the Icy Straight where John Muir paddled his canoe along the coast. Prices start at $437 per person. More
Click here to find more Sierra Club trips at Travel Adventures
The Sierra Club was founded by John Muir (right, with President Teddy Roosevelt) and his eco-conscious compatriots 122 years ago in late May.
Since then the Club has sought to explore, enjoy and protect this amazing planet. Together we’ve protected millions of acres of wilderness, saved endangered species and kept natural resources clean.
Muir would surely have been proud of the relentless efforts of our members.