Announcing Sierra Club’s New Executive Director
“My parents raised me to understand that the American experiment is both ongoing and fragile. Every generation must work to make our nation more just, and every generation must be vigilant in protecting our democracy. I've dedicated my life to doing both. In this existential moment in history, when planetary preservation is a human rights issue, we all need to consider pivots in our lives. Too many leaders still think that we can only create a growing economy if we sacrifice people, the wild, and even the planet itself. This flawed 'either/or' mindset--with its roots deep in our nation’s history of colonialism--has led our planet to the brink. We now know better. We can both create more good jobs for communities that have suffered for too long and build a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone."
Ramón Cruz is the president of the Sierra Club and an environmental policy and advocacy expert. Previously, he served as deputy director of Puerto Rico's environmental regulatory agency.
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